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The Beginnings of Mission
Invite friends in your circle along to a service, to a small group, to an Alpha Course or even just to a barbecue with your church people, and they will meet Jesus. Of course, finding people who like you, sharing your story with them, and inviting them to a gathering of God’s people isn’t enough. At some stage they must hear the specific good news and make a response to Jesus’ invitation to believe, be forgiven and “follow me.” But that may take longer than you think. To get started think, “Who has God already sent into my life right now and what can I invite them to?” It might be easier to start mission than you think
The Cost of Mission
You probably won’t find yourself being tortured for sharing your story about what Jesus has done in your life or for inviting someone to church, but you may very well find it difficult or embarrassing. There is a guarantee about Christian mission:
some way or another, it will be costly. It will cost you time, reputation, money and even relationships
Your Story in Mission
Recent research has shown that average Australians who don’t follow Jesus are not all that impressed with celebrity Christians or strong arguments for Christianity.
But they are very impacted by seeing people live out their faith and hearing genuine stories and testimonies from people they trust and respect. Much of the New Testament, especially the Gospels about Jesus, consists of those who encountered Jesus and had their lives changed by him sharing their story - what they had actually “seen and heard”
Living the Life of Mission
1 Peter 2:9-12
God’s Purpose for You
Salvation by grace is the beginning of our journey with God. God then calls every believer to a lifetime of good works accomplished in his strength. What are these 'good works' and how do we participate in them?
Discipline of Rest - Speaker: Sam Pearce
In any journey, there are times of intense struggle and a push to move forwards, balanced by periods of rest to regain our strength. Physical rest comes so easily to us but finding spiritual rest can be a real challenge. If we can allow ourselves to be led by Jesus into his rest we will find ourselves filled and ready to journey with him again.