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Day 5 - Mission

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Romans 15:23-25 (NIV)

“But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.  Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s people there.”

Reflection

Wow!  What an adventure, what a life, completely given over to the work of the Lord.  We can sense and feel Paul’s heart for the gospel to be reached to the ends of the world for he was planning to move through to the next uncharted territory for the gospel.  Paul, formerly a persecutor of the church, eventually became a missionary for Christ sent by the Church.  Passages like this shows the mode of his mind as he continues in the work of missions.  You can see the passion, the zeal, the love and the sense of partnership with the Roman and other churches.  He assists and receives assistance, he loves and he is loved.  Paul shows us that we are in this mission of God together.

What a life! He certainly never had a boring moment!  One of the primary struggles of the American daily life is to combat boredom and find enough entertainment to keep us occupied.  We need mission!  No wonder the video game, ‘Black Ops’ is so popular as it gives people a sense of adventure and achievement.  We need mission! In Christ, fully involved and committed to Him, you’ll never be bored again!  How amazing is this life that we too get to live in the mission of God as His church!

Responding to the Word

Our life in the Lord as His church is never designed or planned to be boring; in fact, it is full of adventure and surprise, joy and sorrow, great heights and even valleys low as we participate in the work of the Lord.  It is not defined by the ‘American’ way of life; our life is tightly woven in the story of the mission of God!  Let’s ask the Lord to increase our faith (the Fantastic Adventure In Trusting Him) for His mission of loving others in all our churches. Let’s ask the Lord to fill our hearts with passion for the Gospel to go forth and a love that embraces all those to whom the Lord calls us.

Day 4 - Biblical Worldview

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Day 3 - Fellowship

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Day 2 - Corporate Worship

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Day 1 - Get Involved!

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Why Church? Intro Blip

Sunday, February 10th, 2013