Month: October 2015

“Every Christian Is Either A Missionary or An Imposter”

Missional Field Notes

Quoted from God’s Mission Has a Church: An Interview with Ed Stetzer:

Spurgeon once said, “Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.” Though we might want to clarify the language, the impulse is what we need—every Christian is called to live on mission.

So, to be missional means that a church realizes it exists to join Jesus in God’s mission in the power of the Spirit.

Mission is rooted in the identity of God Himself. God is on a mission, and Jesus is the embodiment of that mission. Jesus identifies Himself as being sent more than forty times in the gospel of John. Then, near the end of the gospel of John, He says, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21).

The church is sent on mission by Jesus. It’s not that the church has a mission, but rather that the mission…

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Missional Field Notes

Mission is rooted in the identity of God Himself. God is on a mission, Jesus is the embodiment of that mission and empowers the people of God for God’s mission. Jesus identifies himself as being sent more than forty times in the Gospel of John. The church is sent on mission by Jesus. Being missional, therefore, is the church’s realization that it is called to join Jesus in God’s mission in the power of the Spirit. A missional church is one that seeks to engage all of the church in the activity God has for them—His mission.

(via Ed Stetzer)

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The Worldview of Materialism (Part 2)

If you haven’t read my previous post, click here.

So who is the only one that can fulfill our need to treasure something?

The answer? The ultimate treasure. And according to scripture, Christ is our ultimate treasure. He’s the only one who we can keep getting more of and never get let down by. Because Christ is infinite, we can never dry up the resource of his love for us. We keep seeking, and he keeps drawing closer (James 4:8).

When we pursue something material for ultimate pleasure, we get let dowbroken-72161n because that thing can’t do it. A new car can’t bring you ultimate pleasure because it’ll still leave you on the side of the road at some point in it’s life. It will break down. A better job can’t bring you ultimate joy because when you make earning money a priority, you’ll never make…

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What’s In Your Heart

Three Iron Nails

God withdrew from him [King Hezekiah], in order to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart. 2 CHRONICLES 32 : 31

God didn’t need to test Hezekiah to know what was in his heart. God already knew by omniscience. But He tests us so we can find out. He assists us in doing a spiritual inventory on ourselves by bringing trials into our lives to demonstrate the strength or weakness of our faith. If you’re currently experiencing a trial and are shaking your fist at God and wondering why it’s happening, that’s a good indication that you have weak faith. If, on the other hand, you’re resting and rejoicing in the Lord, having placed the trial into His care, then you have strong faith.

~ John MacArthur ~

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