The Mission of God and the Missional Church: Sent in the Power of the Spirit

In my last post I showed that Jesus sent his followers into the world to replicate his own mission of making disciples. We who follow Jesus are to make more followers of Jesus. It’s easy to accept our charge to do the ministry of Jesus without really thinking about what we’re doing. “OK,” we might [Read More...]

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: Old Testament

God created human beings so that we might have fellowship with him and serve as faithful managers of his creation (Gen 1-2). God was to be the King who reigned over heaven and earth, and we were to be his royal family, those through whom he would implement his reign. Yet we sinned against God, [Read More...]