We often think that “mission or missions” is something that happens over there or somewhere else – not where we are. But we serve a God on a mission and that mission includes us. God demonstrates this mission over and over again in the story of God and His people in the Old Testament and in His relationship to us. We are not only the objects of that mission, but participants in it too.
October 22: “The Mission of God”
Genesis 12: 1-5
Abram was never meant to be the end of God’s blessing. He was invited to be a conduit of God’s blessing to the rest of the world. He was told to go and share this blessing with those who did not know God yet. We are invited into the same mission, the same call. It is a wonderful opportunity to live a life that matters for people around you.
October 29: “The Mission of Jesus”
Mark 1:15; Matthew 28:19-20
The incarnation is a demonstration of God’s missionary nature. In order for us to join the mission of Jesus, we first have to hear his call to us. Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.
November 5: “The Bridge to Nowhere”
Jesus equipped us with the Holy Spirit so we might join God at work in the world, but what do we do when the times are confusing and overwhelming? The story of Paul in Athens provides us a glimpse into mission in unfamiliar settings.
November 12: “What’s So Great About the Great Commission?”
Jesus called us to GO and MAKE disciples every where we find ourselves. We call this His Great Commission. What makes it great? Why would you want to give your life to going and making?