Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

“Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?”

Back in 1981, the English punk rock group, the Clash, published a very __________________ important song.

In reality, the answer to the question; “Should I stay or should I go now?” is _________________.

However, the struggle or “clash” is between __________ desire to be comfortable and ____________ desire for us to be useful.

  1. The ___________ to Go.

The ____________ words of someone are often very            _______________ words.

Matthew 28:18-20;  18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Mark 16:15-16; 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 

Acts 1:8; But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The follower of Jesus answers “____________________”.

The call to “go” has been ____________ and   ________________ from the very beginning.

Genesis 12:1-3

The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a]
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.”[b]

The early disciples quickly got to ____________ but then     they got _____________.

God overcame their ______________ inertia with       __________________.

Acts 8:1-4

The Church Persecuted and Scattered

On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.

Philip in Samaria

Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

Though Jesus’ followers changed their ______________,       they didn’t change their __________________.

We have to ____________ to the words of Jesus if we           want to ________________ the power of Jesus Christ.

We can “go” _________________, _________________, and/or       ___________________.

  1. The ____________ to Go.

There is conflict from __________________.

There is conflict from __________________.

Conflict is ________________; but it can be ________________.

  1. The _________________ of Going.

We will clash at times on _____________, ______________,          and _________________; but we will move ahead with     God’s ___________ for us.

God will pour resources of money and people into         this church as we use those resources not for our      _________ but for His _______________.

The _______________ of the cost does not compare to the    ______________ of the blessing.