The Mission of God and the Missional Church: Sent By Jesus to Continue His Mission

In my last two posts I summarized the mission of Jesus. In a nutshell: 1. Jesus was sent by God in the power of the Holy Spirit. 2. Jesus was sent to proclaim the good news. 3. Jesus was sent to enact the good news. 4. Jesus was sent to form a community of the [Read More…]

The Mission of Jesus, Part 2

Yesterday, I began to summarize the mission of Jesus in light of the mission of God in the Old Testament. I based my discussion on a passage from chapter 4 of Luke’s gospel. Here’s that passage, once again: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has appointed me to preach Good News [Read More…]

The Mission of God and the Missional Church: The Mission of Jesus

If you were to ask the average Christian, “What was the mission of Jesus?” you’d no doubt hear that Jesus came to die on the cross for our sins, so that we might have eternal life. I believe this is true, profoundly and wonderfully. But I also believe it’s not the full story. The mission [Read More…]