There are many events in the Old Testament where people rejected God’s message and messenger; the result was always judgment. Jesus prepares his disciples for a similar eventuality: As they would go to preach the good news, they would find rejection. Jesus wanted them to leave that rejection to God. In due time God always rewards […]
Preparing for the Mission, Part 5: The G...
Jesus gave clear instructions for how his disciples were to go out on their first “mission”. Jesus also predicted that some would receive; and that some would reject – the message that the disciples would be bringing. We can follow their lead and take comfort from Jesus’ words as we also share the gospel with […]
Preparing for Mission, Part 4: Christ’s
As we think about our mission in life; our mission as a church; Pastor Dan suggests we pay attention to Jesus charge which he gave his disciples. It it just possible that Jesus instructions then are equally valid for us today. Start local; start in familiar places. Preach the Gospel and express Jesus love in […]
Preparing for the Mission, Part 3: Praye...
God has invited us to a wonderful mission. Are we ready? Are you ready? A missional church defines itself in terms of its worship and its mission – a worshiping people who are also “sent ones” who take the gospel to and incarnate the gospel within a specific cultural context. – The church has a […]