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My dear friends,
As you read the enclosed material, please allow me to set the stage. Sermon on the Mount® (SOTM) empowers groups of people who love the Lord and want to reach out to their communities. SOTM is effective because it accepts people where they are, puts them in a context that appeals to every learning style, and exposes people to biblical truths in a non-threatening way. This message is illustrated through the training of horses and is designed to be fun, informative, and provocative.
SOTM is a catalyst for people to reach out to their community. It affords the host the opportunity to share Christ and build lasting relationships. The real effectiveness comes before and after the event. Therefore, it is very important to understand the enclosed material. This ministry is largely the result of individual hosts’ outreach to their community. If we can't get people to attend, we miss the opportunity to further the Kingdom of God.
In like manner, Jesus had people who went before Him and prepared for His meetings, and to be available for follow-up. Luke 8:1-4 says, “Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him…and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means. When a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable” THIS IS OUR COMBINED MISSION!
It is our intent to be used in as broad an application as possible and to give people a vision for principled living. Because of this, many of our first presentations in an area are designed to build momentum and interest. Let it be known that the SOTM team and I are willing to be expended for the sake of the gospel. However, Jesus warned His disciples not to return to certain cities if there is not evidence of God's blessing. We need to know that we have done everything in our power to reach a community before we turn away.
I need people who are organized, analytical, and energetic to be sure the details are worked out or the ministry effectiveness is greatly hindered. In that light, in order to set a consistent international image of these ministries, I require that my hosts use ONLY my flyer and poster downloads. In the spirit of this, please read the enclosed material. While some of it may seem very intense, it is not intended to be overwhelming. The intent of this material is to use what I have learned from hosts and apply it to our present task. Please feel free to talk with us about any suggestions you might have. We are also able to put you in touch with other hosts to encourage you and give direction. Our intent is to serve you, and do all that we can for the cause of Christ in the days that remain.
Dr. Lew Sterrett
President and Founder, Sermon on the Mount, Inc.®
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