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Rescue Swimmer Joseph Flythe
comments: "Hurricane Katrina really
brought out what a Coast Guard Rescue
Swimmer is because we were plastered
all over the national media. It was the
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers you saw
go down to the roofs, pulling people out.
We were all working 18–24 hour days,
around the clock, pushing ourselves to
the limit."
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Helicopter pilot Nevada Smith
comments: "I've been flying for over
ten years, and Katrina was always
this theoretical fictional story that
everybody had in their minds—'What
if we had to save 33,000 people?'
And sure enough, that's what the
Coast Guard ended up doing."
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Bob Watson briefly talks about the
moving nature of a rescue: "There's
nothing like looking at their face
when you're helping them out. Their
eyes are this big, and you get to help
them. That's a cool thing.―
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Rescue Swimmer John Hall
concludes: "I have volunteered to
put myself in harm's way for
somebody that I don't know. So I'd
better be ready when that call comes
in. Because that's my calling, as far
as I'm concerned. And I don't take it
lightly, and I never shortcut it.
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The Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer's motto is:
'So Others May Live.'―

The Son of Man came to seek and to save
what was lost.

This priority is to be shared by all believers as
His witnesses.

Fruitful evangelism is the third mark of a
healthy church.
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Fruitful evangelism means being
driven to reach people for Christ

   Do we have a ―A Passion for
Souls?‖

     John Knox: Give me Scotland or
I die!
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Do we share that passion for
Owatonna, Medford, Waseca, Steele
County, Southern Minnesota?

Do we have that passion for our own
neighbors?
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Fruitful evangelism means being
driven to reach people for Christ

    Are we willing to be ―the guest of
a sinner?‖

     ―This crowd has written Zacchaeus
off. But Jesus does not write off those
who remain open to God.‖ – Darrel Bock
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Fruitful evangelism means being
driven to reach people for Christ

    Are we willing to be ―the guest of
a sinner?‖

We have many reasons why unchurched
people won’t come but really we have
decided they are not appropriate
candidates for Christianization. – Hunter
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Fruitful evangelism means being
driven to reach people for Christ

―…in their commitment to seek the lost, do
something profound and challenging by
simply loving their neighbor. They were
willing to risk a moment or two of discomfort
for the sake of getting to know those who
needed Christ. They have seen many come to
Christ because they remained open to truly
befriending the lost.‖ - Bock
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Fruitful evangelism means being
driven to reach people for Christ

    Are we seeking or just content to
be sought?
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Fruitful evangelism produces
changed lives

    Zacchaeus expresses his
appreciation of Jesus’ acceptance of
him by declaring his intent to be a
different man.
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Fruitful evangelism produces
changed lives

20% would have been what was
required by the law. (Lev. 5:16)

Zacchaeus uses the punishment for
cattle rustlers as his standard.
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Fruitful evangelism produces
changed lives

In Zacchaeus’ changed heart, love of
God expresses itself in love for
others. – Bock
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Fruitful evangelism produces
changed lives

    It is not about the numbers but
transformed lives.
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Fruitful evangelism directs our
priorities.

   Parable of the Ten Minas

   Accountability for the
   investment and use of God’s
   resources to accomplish His
   purposes.
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Fruitful evangelism directs our
priorities.

       Faithful Stewardship
           Double the resources
       Purposeful Programming
           Balance
           Focus
           Number
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Fruitful evangelism directs our
priorities.

   Global Vision Acts 1:8
       Jerusalem & Judea
           Local Communities
       Samaria
           Geographically close—
           culturally distant
       The Ends of the Earth
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Becoming more fruitful:

   As a church - Building a team

   1. Prayer
   2. Training
   3. Opportunity
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Becoming more fruitful:

   As a believer - Get out of the
   bunker

   1. Include people who aren’t
Christians in things you are already
doing.
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Becoming more fruitful:

   Get out of the bunker

   2. Strategic consumerism

    3. Pursue interests that put you
in the world of people who don’t
know Christ.
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The Son of Man came to seek and to
save what was lost.

The healthy church is committed to
His mission.

								
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