Mission

 

Title:

Mission

Series:

Essentials

Speaker:

Brady Herbert

Date:

02/09/2014

Summary:

Before his ascension into heaven, Jesus gave the commandment to his followers to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28). Jesus was reminding his followers of their purpose in being called out by God. He is reminding them that the people of God were formed for the purpose of movement and mission. In other words, God's people are always a "sent" people and called to bring the Good News with them wherever they go. The problem is the Church in the Westernized parts of the world has largely forgotten this purpose. In the process, we've turned the purpose of the Church into meeting our personal desires and needs. However, when we look at the full scope of the Bible, we can see that God's purpose in forming a distinct people was for movement and mission. He wants us to share the Gospel while we are going, often times even before we know where we're going, so that all people will get a foretaste of what His Kingdom is all about.

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