The Missional Church – Part 1: The Missional Nature of God
Isaiah 6:1-8; Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:18-19
God is a sending God
God’s sending starts in Genesis 12 and continues to Revelation 22 (the final chapter of the Bible)
The Father sent the Son
The Father & Son send the Holy Spirit
Jesus sends the church into the world as his witnesses.
Missio Dei = “mission of God” or “sending of God”
Motive: Love of God for all creation
Goal: the Kingdom (reign of God over his people)
Whom does God send?
- What thoughts do you have about the missionary nature of God?
- How has God called and sent you as a missionary to participate in his mission? Do you sense a “sending” call to participate in any of the activities mentioned in Isaiah 61?
Missional Living Homework:
- Identify at least two people groups or geographical locations in your city or neighborhood to which God is looking to “send” someone.
- List areas in your life that may need to change for you to be able to say, “Here am I. Send me!” What is the first step you will take to overcome each hindrance?