20 May The Mission of God
Hey Christian! Are you a part of God’s mission? Do you have a role to play?
Amazingly – Yes!
In today’s message, Todd Ahrend of Mission Revolution discusses how we all have a part to play in the mission of God. So, what is the mission of God? Well, in a nutshell, the mission is – to GO! God commanded his people, from Adam to Abraham to the disciples and yes, you and me, to go out and share the Good News of Jesus to the whole world! In Genesis 12:1-3, God tells Abram to “Go from your country and your kindred (family) and your father’s house to the land I will show you. . .” In Matthew 28:18-19 Jesus tells his disciples to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations. . .” This is the mission of God and we get to be a part of it!
But wait, aren’t there already missionaries out there doing that? Yes, there are. But with 190 countries and over 6,000 languages in the world, there’s a lot of ground to cover to reach “every tribe, tongue, and nation” for the Lord.
Does this mean I have to up and move to a foreign country? Maybe. But that will be between you and God. We’re all called. Some of us are called to be missionaries to Sri Lanka – while others are called to be missionaries to your next-door neighbor. As Todd says, “Some will cross an ocean – some will cross the street.” The important thing is, if God says, “Go” – then go.
Being a Christian is more than wearing Christian t-shirts and putting fish stickers on our cars. We’re all called. We’re all sent. Welcome to the mission!