Session 4: GOING WITH THE MISSIONARY GOD
God is a Community on Mission… and so are we! John 20:21-23
Outgoing-ness not so much a decision or act – a way of life.
Not Simply Sent… We Join Him In His Outgoing Life Matthew 28:18-20; Heb 13:13
If God is outgoing, what does it mean to be godly?
Mission is a community thing John 13:34-35.
What kind of community reaches the world?
Why should this be so?
We Help Each Other 1 Peter 2:9-12; 4:10-11
What does it mean for church to be a priesthood?
What is the significance of our different gifts within the priesthood?
Remember 1 Peter 3:15 – All are called to use words when the time is right!
A Sentence Up Your Sleeve…
“That’s what I love about my church…”
1. Sometimes it feels like God is up in heaven and wants us to go out and bring people in. How does this teaching challenge that thinking?
2. How does your community think of your church? (Do you want those thoughts to change?)
How does your church think of your community? (Do you want those thoughts to change?)
3. How can the life of church be more invitational? How can you be more invitational?
4. How would you complete that sentence “That’s what I love about my church…”? How might you naturally talk about your church family with friends?