Life on Mission
In this is third portion of our summer sermon series from Matthew 4:19 “And He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”, we’ll be focusing on the third part of the verse where Jesus tells His disciples He will make them fishers of men. We have walked through what it means to be following Jesus (The Gospel-Centered Life), being changed by Jesus (The Transformed Life), and in this 5-week series, we are going to be talking about going on mission with Jesus.
Life on Mission // Sent
Pastor Rob Rogers | August 7, 2022
As followers of Jesus we’ve been called in to His body in order to be sent out into the world with both gentleness AND courage. The only way to get the power to live on mission like that is to rejoice, not in power, not if gifting, not in your influence that we have, but rejoice that your name, of all names, is already written in heaven by the miraculous grace of God.
When your heart is resting in that reality, when the Lord asks you as He did Isaiah in chapter 6… “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” you’ll be able to say, “Here I am! Send me.”
Life on Mission // Do you see what God sees?
Pastor Rob Rogers | July 31, 2022
Do you see people the way that God does?
Pastor Rob challenged us with this question this morning because oftentimes we justify keeping a safe distance from those we view as different than us based on our assumptions, predetermined conclusions, broad brush stereotypes, rather than getting to know them. But if we do that, if we don’t look past our opinions and see them for who they are–a person created in the image of God–there’s no way we can truly love those around us.
If we are only about loving people who act like us, think like us, and believe like us, we will not actually reach anyone for Christ–we will not live on mission.
Life on Mission // An Unhurried Life
Pastor Rob Rogers | July 24, 2022
As Christians, we have a very clear mission, but it gets muddled through the busyness and frantic pace the world demands that we live in. Which leaves us feeling anxious and worried about many things.
We’re called to live in the culture, but counter to the culture! Jesus sets the pace for us, it’s slow and unhurried. When we live like this, we can be present with Jesus and be present with the people that are in close proximity to us.
Life on Mission // Who is My Neighbor?
Pastor Rob Rogers | July 17, 2022
Jesus said we should love our neighbor as ourselves, but oftentimes we don’t actually want to define who our neighbor is, so that we aren’t actually held accountable for intentionally loving anyone. A neighbor is anyone you encounter with a need. There’s a million excuses in the book for why we avoid our neighbors like we’re too busy and don’t have time, but if you wait to live on mission until your life is perfect, you never will.
Life on Mission // The Greatest Commandment
Pastor Rob Rogers | July 10, 2022
This morning Pastor Rob kicked off the Life on Mission series by talking about the greatest commandment Jesus has given us from Mark 12:30-31 which says “…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Jesus is telling His followers this simple truth: Your love for God is revealed by your love for people. God wants you to express your love for Him by loving your neighbor, serving your neighbor, telling your neighbor about Him. If you’re a follower of Jesus, His desire is that you would be intentional about living on mission.
You don’t have to go to Africa to be on mission–God put you where you are for a reason, and we all have people around us who need to hear that they have purpose, and that are seen by a God who loves them and wants to be in relationship with them. Challenge yourself this week–simply begin to pray for your neighbor!