A Compelling Reach

November 25, 2018 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Beyond Borders

Scripture: Romans 15:15–15:33

Introduction: The key word in this passage is minister and the key theme is Paul’s compelling reach to those who are lost. His compelling reach is an example to any church or person that has the same passion as Christ for the lost. This may require reaching beyond the border of one’s heart.

The Picture of Paul’s Compelling Reach

  • To Unbelievers—His Mission (Romans 15:15-22)
  • To Believers—His Ministry (Romans 15:23-33)

The Plan of Paul’s Compelling Reach                  (4 Ps of Success)

  • His Mission Statement (Romans 15:15-16)            (Purpose)
  • His Motivation (Romans 15:17-19a)                       (Passion)
  • His Ministry Platform (Romans 15:19b)                (Preparation)
  • His Methodology (Romans 15:20-21)                        (Plan)


The Principles of Paul’s Compelling Reach

"I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another." (Romans 15:14—NIV)

His Compelling Reach Was:

  • Connected through God’s Grace (Romans 15:15)
  • Built on God's Word (Romans 15:16)
  • Operated for God's Glory (Romans 15:17-18)
  • Demonstrated in God's Power; not in Human Ingenuity and Technique  (Romans 15:19a)  (John 15:5)  (Zechariah 4:6)
  • Planned according to God's Purpose (Romans 15:20-24) (Proverbs 16:9)  (Proverbs 13:16)  (Proverbs 22:3)
  • Backed by God's People

              through going support (Romans 15:25)

              through sending support (Romans 15:26-29)

              through prayerful support (Romans 15:30-33)

Application: For God to bless and anoint the ministry and mission here at PCC, we must follow a Biblical mandate and model that can only be summed up in a compelling reach and not our traditions and limitations.  (2 Timothy 4:4-8)

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