Measurable 2 asks “Is Ananias on the road?” This pointed question tests obedience and action to God’s call in mission. As an Anabaptist community, consider why we must be accountable and evidence active engagement around this question. Text: Acts 9:13-17; Romans 16:25-27
The Holy Spirit must continually retool a prejudiced spirituality or our message will counter God’s mission. Consider how Peter needed to overcome spiritual prejudice and assumptions before God’s message could be authentically reimagined. Text: Acts 10:1-33
Jesus continually needed to reiterate His mission because even his closest followers kept getting distracted. Consider how this text names similar distractions today while gently inviting us to reimagine the mission of God.
Text: Matthew 17:22-18:14
Consider how our “bubbles” limit or qualify the mission of God. Even John the Baptist questioned the Lordship of Christ from within his own bubble. Jesus reminds John, the mission of God was indeed unfolding, Jesus is Lord. Text: John 1: 29-36, Matthew 11:1-6