“Our lives have six arenas we are in every week – our homes, our work, our local community, the wider world, and our leisure, as well as our church. We are called to be on mission in each of them.”
Sermons and Presentations
Ideas for preaching and presenting about member mission.
From John 20:18 – Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “ I have seen the Lord.”
Seeing is one of the first ways we connect with the world around us. Seeing continues throughout our lives as central. We say “I see” when we mean we get it, we understand. What we see on television and in the movies has great impact. We have to be careful about what we look at and what our children and teens and we ourselves look at.
To move out of complacency about how we are living as Christians, see how worship helps us to live as missionaries.
Palm Sunday followed by a visit to the temple and the fig tree.
Finding Strength and a place to stand in the midst of moving and change.
Does the Bible describe not just some safe historical past but also who we are now; the kind of people we have been, the kind of people we are becoming? Is the Bible talking about us?
How gardening is therapeutic in that it brings one so quickly to a realization of what is real and what is not – what is necessary and what is not.
Helping members to see mission and missionary as good words and see themselves on mission 24/7/365.
From Isaiah: seeking justice. Psalm 50: proper worship is not the problem. Hebrews: follow the path God lays before us, even if we never live to see the promises fulfilled. Luke: God has the future well in hand; we are responsible for the present.
From Isaiah: “. . . seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, and plead for the widow.”