Monday, June 25, 2012

You are on a mission from God! Part 1

All Christians are on a mission whether you know it or not. During this next sermon series we will be exploring what this means, why we should accept this mission, and how we are to be missional people.

For this week, I want us all to begin thinking about the biblical mandate given to all Christians by Jesus. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples, "... When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Being missional seems like a daunting task because when we think of the word "mission" in the Christian sense of the word and we think we have to go to Africa to follow God's call on our life. For some people, this is their mission, but for most of us it's not. 

Part of learning to be missional is figuring out what God is calling you, personally, to do for Him in this world. 

God will give you mission, but you have to be open to hearing and accepting it.

This week, pray that you will be open to God's voice and direction in your life.

Chesney Szaniszlo