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Core Rhythms - Mission

May 9, 2010 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Core Rhythms

Topic: Topical Scripture: Colossians 4:2–4:6

Introduction

Self, Self, Self?

Lies and Truth

God Calls Us Out of Ourselves

To Worship - We live for the glory of God

To Love - We live for the good of Others

 

Jesus’ Mission

  • Love and Serve - Manifesting the Kingdom
  • Seek and Save - people who are lost and separted from God

 

His Mission for Us  - We are both Called and Commissioned

Are we AWOL Ambassadors?

Ways Ambassadors God AWOL:

    1. Won’t Leave Their Own Country
    2. Don’t Like the Other People
    3. Fear of People’s Opinions
    4. Not Realizing the Importance of Their Call
    5. Don’t Feel Equipped and Trained

 

Looking at HOW TO – Our Call, Colossians 4:2–6 (ESV)

2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

 

 

3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

 

 

5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

 

  1. Keep it simple
  2. Share the story of God
  3. Answer questions patiently
  4. Walk with people
  5. Get to Jesus and Stay There
  6. Call to Repentance and Faith

 

Provoking our WANT TO

New Birth as Adopted People

    • The family prepares and works to get ready to receive the new birth
    • Many people participate in this according to their gifts; everyone can play a role
    • There is some training – reading of Mom books, birthing books, thoughts of friends
    • The Family is going to be changed, there is going to be labor, there is great joy
    • We grow up by reaching out to others…parenting changes your life – working with others, walking with others, grows us up, makes our joy great and gives us strong hope that God is at work.
    • As we see God at work in one another, in new members of the family of God we receive a blessing which only comes from living his mission together.

 

Community Meditations

  • When you think of sharing the good news of Jesus with others how do you feel? Pumped? Intimidated? Excited? Fearful? Equipped? Don’t know what I would say?
  • Evangelism is the ministry of individuals and the church community.  How can we all contribute to being a family of faith that shares the gospel well?
  • How does our culture at Jacob’s Well welcome people who are not Christians? Where can we do better as a missional community with this? How can our family live this out?
  • How many people who are not Christians are you friends with? How does your life overlap in meaningful ways with people who do not follow Jesus?
  • How are you connecting with people who need Jesus? Serving your neighbors?  Involved in a club, civic activity, sports team, etc?
  • What are some ways that you, your family and missional community might serve others together along side people who are not Christians?

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