mission

Identity, Ethics, and Mission (1 Peter 2:9-12)

Identity, Ethics, and Mission (1 Peter 2:9-12)

1 Peter 2 walks us through answers to a progression of questions: Who are we? How did we become who we are? How will this identity play out in our daily life? How will we impact others?

Concern for One (Matthew 18:10-14)

Concern for One (Matthew 18:10-14)

We often keep to the aerial blimp view of the world and of the church, which certainly has value but can keep us from seeing each person. We explore Jesus’ use of the expression “little one” and His parable about a shepherd’s concern for one sheep in need.

Loving Like Jesus

Loving Like Jesus

Our guest Bren White shares what it means to imitate Jesus in His love.

Engaging the World: Wheat, Mustard, and Leaven (Matthew 13:24-43)

Engaging the World: Wheat, Mustard, and Leaven (Matthew 13:24-43)

Jesus tells 7 parables about the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew 7. They are analogies using scenarios which take place in the here and now. We examine 3 in the middle of this chapter to see what they teach the followers of Jesus about our engagement with the world.

A Spirit Has Not Flesh and Bones (Luke 24:36-53)

A Spirit Has Not Flesh and Bones (Luke 24:36-53)

The average person is comfortable with the resurrection story because they don't truly understand it and they don't grasp its conclusions. We reflect on Luke's record of Jesus' resurrection appearances and why we should either be terrified or thrilled by what it means. There is no middle ground.

Relational Evangelism: Urgency and Patience (Acts 26:19-29)

Relational Evangelism: Urgency and Patience (Acts 26:19-29)

In the last lesson of our 2017 series on Relational Evangelism, we tackle 2 terms which rarely function together but must for the purposes of evangelism: Urgency and Patience. We need to stress the urgency of a decision for Christ, but we cannot make the mistake of forcing or pressuring someone into "conversion" if their heart is not yet in it.

A Bruised Reed and a Smoking Wick (Isaiah 42:1-4)

A Bruised Reed and a Smoking Wick (Isaiah 42:1-4)

In anticipation of the mission of Jesus the Messiah, Isaiah describes the gentle care for people who are compared to bruised reeds and smoking wicks. We explore the meaning of these metaphors and how they relate to our mission to all people - even the fragile ones.

Dreaming Big, Starting Small (Acts 1:1-8)

Dreaming Big, Starting Small (Acts 1:1-8)

Being the salt and light of the world...bringing godly influence into the world...requires big thinking...and small thinking. We explore this theme biblically.

Impact Through Submission (Titus 2:1-10)

Impact Through Submission (Titus 2:1-10)

An unlikely but powerful connection between understanding submission and reaching the world with the Gospel