Sun, Jul 12, 2020
Duration: 35 mins 36 secs
Followers of Jesus imitate his kingdom mission. Fortunately, we do not work alone, in our own power, but in Jesus's presence by the power of His Spirit. John offers his slant on the Great Commission. In this text, he records Jesus's symbolic breath, promising the Spirit and calling his disciples to live an inspired life to make an impact for the kingdom. The same calling applies to us today.
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
Duration: 43 mins 25 secs
God has a mission. He intends his people to join Him, both as "sent out" missionaries and "sending" churches. All His people are called to live on mission. This sermon explains God's mission and how we have joined Him. It also reflects on Psalm 67 as a beautiful reflection of God's heart for all peoples to know Him.
Sun, Jan 06, 2019
Duration: 42 mins 59 secs
We are new creations. We are Christ's ambassadors. We are God's co-workers. These words from Paul frame the 2019 theme: We Participants. Being a participant does not guarantee a life devoid of trials. In fact, joining God's mission often spells personal suffering. But we participate because it is God's way of winning the world to Jesus.
Sun, Sep 02, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 30 secs
Jesus sent his apostles to advance the good news of His resurrection and kingly reign. The church has lived as sent people ever since. Of course, being sent has a precedent in the Old Testament: Abraham, Moses, and Israel were sent people. And when sent people know their purpose and hear others praise God for their work, they fulfill their task with vigor.
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Duration: 32 mins 32 secs
Sadly, Christians are known more for what they are against than for whom they follow and what they affirm. A real "protesting" Christian, however, stands for what Jesus stands for: The Great Commission and Great Commandment. In the opener to this four-part series, we call Christians to be "Pro-Go," on the move, living with purpose.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
The word "church" surfaces many emotional reactions. Some consider it boring, others a benign social gather, and a growing segment views church as bad for society. In God's Big Story, however, church comprises the fifth chapter and describes God's Christ-like, mission-driven, spirit-empowered, diverse, virtuous, and imperfect people. For the church to excel in her vocation, she must reawaken to the work of the Holy Spirit within her.