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Larry Venable: Our Vision. Our Mission. (Matthew 9:36-38; John 4:35)
Larry Venable, pastor of Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Garland, Texas, drew his congregation’s attention to its vision and mission—its reason for existence. He challenges his hearers to see people the way Jesus saw people, having compassion on them. “How would it change things if we quit criticizing and condemning people for what they do and reached out to them for who they are?” Venable asked. He calls his congregation to send and serve—to go into the community and do the work of Jesus in the community.
This sermon was delivered online on Oct. 25, 2020, for the morning worship service of Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Garland. An outline of this sermon is available here.