Planting Churches with Purpose
In his sermon titled "Planting Churches with Purpose," John Pope emphasizes the importance of deliberate church planting as a response to the Great Commission. He draws on Acts 13 to illustrate the difference between accidental and deliberate actions in spreading the gospel, using practical examples to highlight the significance of intentionality. Pope argues that true commitment to the Great Commission involves a conscious effort to establish new churches. He emphasizes that this process should be drenched in worship and prayer, and requires both individual and collective dedication. The sermon underscores the necessity of sacrifice and the willingness to dedicate significant resources, including one's best efforts, to the mission of church planting. Pope concludes by connecting the sacrifice and dedication required in church planting to the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ, encouraging listeners to follow this example in their mission.