In It for the Long Haul (red light, green light)

The Missional Church – Part 2: Principles of Missional Living

Luke 24:49; Isaiah 40:31; Mark 2:27; Proverbs 4:23

Missional Living Homework:

  • How did you live out the Shema last week?
  • What was your sacrifice of worship to God this past week?

Luke 24:49 (NLT)

Which came first – the chicken or the egg?

Which came first – the red light or the green light?

Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)

Mark 2:27 (NLT)

Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)



Principles: Red Light, Green Light Habits

Hitting the Pause Button

Listening in Solitude




  • Are you more of a red light or a green light person? How difficult is it for you to hit the pause button and intentionally slow down?
  • Is the idea of observing a weekly Sabbath daunting to you? Does it seem unrealistic or unachievable? How so? When thinking about taking the time to “do nothing” through Sabbath, does guilt factor into your thoughts?
  • What non-work activities do you enjoy? How often do you partake in these?

Missional Living Homework:

  • At least four times this week, put aside 10-20 minutes to simply listen to the voice of the Lord. Don’t talk… just listen. Don’t do, just be. Open yourself to just hear his voice. Be sure to find a place where you can be alone with no distractions.
  • Plan and observe the Sabbath this week. Think through what you will need to prepare in advance in order to rest and enjoy your Sabbath. It is not important what day of the week you make your Sabbath. Remember, the Sabbath is for you; you are not for it.