Did you know that Jesus prays for His disciples? We have a powerful record of one such prayer in John 17 that is loaded with a missional-mandate: to continue His work on earth.
We know Scripture teaches that Christ established the church, but the church is not the end, it’s the means to God’s eternal purpose in this world. The purpose of the church is to be a representation of God’s Kingdom on earth and a catalyst for its expansion. Our hope, salvation, and ultimate restoration is secured only in the Kingdom of God. Therefore, the building, expansion, and proclamation of the gospel message that invites sinners into the Kingdom of God through faith in Jesus is the only mission worth living for in this life. This is the mission of a disciple — an “all-in” follower of Jesus Christ — because, the Kingdom expands when disciples are sent.
Watch this week’s message, “Disciple-Sending”, from our church-defining series, “Re:Defined”. In this series, we are answering the question, “What is Restoration Church and why do we exist?”
- Do you see yourself having the same mission on earth as Christ was given, to share the message of the gospel?
- What role have you played in the direct or indirect expansion of the Kingdom of God?
- Have you experienced a season of apathy (indifference) to seeing the Kingdom of God expand?
- How might you participate further in your calling as a ‘messenger on mission’?
- How can you be more aware of God’s on-going work in the world?
- Where is the Holy Spirit sending you as a ‘messenger on mission’?
Learn more about our church-planting ministry, Restoration Church at restorationlz.org or by connecting with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.