Sunday, Pastor Rob will finish his three-week series of messages focusing on
our church's mission and vision. The title of this series -- "Be One. Make
One." -- references our calling as a body of believers to be
disciple-makers. This week we will focus our attention on reaching the world.
How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
(Isa. 52:7, ESV)
The Kingdom grows as God’s people are sent
out into their homes, their schoolyards, their offices, their playgrounds,
their communities and our world. Jesus was constantly pushing the disciples
into activities they were convinced they were not ready for.
A disciple who makes disciples who will then
make other disciples is fueled by love, leading into action, and launching new
disciples into God’s mission “to seek and
to save that which is lost” (Luke 19:10). New disciples grow and mature,
participating in God’s mission to save a broken world, sharing Jesus with
others who then grow and mature, participating in God’s mission, drawing new
disciples into the Kingdom and launching them to do the same.
Someone once noted that if you want to see a
moving train, you have to be standing by the tracks. It sounds obvious, but if
you want to see God moving in powerful ways, you’ve got to get involved in what
The Kingdom is expanding and God is doing
some amazing, exciting and frequently unexpected things. So if you want to see
God change the world, start loving, start leading and start launching.
I see the
lost all around me but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Guide me as
I take the first faltering steps in obedience to your call to make disciples.