Missions

After His resurrection Jesus taught that “as the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21). Jesus declares that He will send us, the only question becomes where?  Just as Jesus was sent to a specific place at a specific time, we are also sent to a specific place at a specific time. Does that mean we have to up and move to a foreign country to be serving God?  Nope, not necessarily.   We are called to be on mission in our community. We need to take our vacation and go on a mission trip in our town or city, and consider it just as worthy as going to Mexico or Africa.  We have been sent to be on mission in our context, where we understand the culture, we understand the lives, minds and dreams of our neighbors, so that we can effectively speak into their lives the truth of Christ, and our community can witness the reality of the Gospel being lived-out in their midst by co-workers, neighbors, and friends.  What we might need to change, however, is our mind-set, we need to learn to think about our culture in a redemptive way.  We need to start viewing our lives from a Gospel mindset.  We need to start viewing our place of employment, our home, our school as our mission field, and live the reality of the Gospel out in every sphere of our life.

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