1) What is our mission as it relates to people who don’t know Jesus?
- 2 Corinthians 3 tells us that we are the real life gospel message- our lives should point unbelievers to Christ.
- 2 Corinthians 5:20 calls us ambassadors/representatives of Christ
- We also have a global mission (Great commission “all nations”
2) What are some ways we actually accomplish this?
- Direct evangelism
- Relational evangelism
- Sharing Testimony
- Invite to church, events, camp
- Loving/serving others- ministering to their emotional and physical needs
- Mission trips, local 10:9s, food bank, carriage town, etc
3) What is our mission as it relates to other believers?
- Discipleship-mentorship-accountability of each other
- Eph. 4:15 tells us to speak the truth in love to each other for the sake of spiritual maturity—we don’t just silently condone (approve) of each other living in sin.
- Heb. 10:24- stir up one another to love and good works
4) How do we actually accomplish this?
- Building authentic relationships and modeling vulnerability
- Listening, not just speaking
- Small groups
- Accountability relationships
- Check on people when they are missing or if you know they are struggling
- Pray for opportunities to speak to a person you know is struggling in sin
5) Are you being intentional about your mission to believers and unbelievers? In what ways do you need to improve?
6) In what ways do you exercise bias like Jonah and withhold the gospel or your relationship with other believers because of personal opinion?
- In your heart, name the people that you treat as if they ‘don’t deserve the love of Christ.’ What types of people are these in your life ?(be general!)
Begin actively living out your mission as a follower of Christ. STOP sitting on the sidelines and REACH OUT to non-Christians and other believers. ASK God to show you ways your personal bias has gotten in the way. Be ready to share at least ONE way you were intentional in your mission next week.