Jesus commissioned his disciples to make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19). This is no minor or insignificant task. It is the main thing. Measure 3 asks, ” Are “Sauls” becoming “Pauls”? The question requires that we sharpen our focus to be very deliberate and intentional about making disciples. Text: Acts 9:18-19; John 1:43-51
How does a person connect with God? Spiritual cleansing and renewal is required. So, in a costly demonstration of unexpected love, God extends cleansing and new life to all through Jesus. This cleansing and new life is by faith alone. A transforming faith which responds in gratitude to God and shows itself in worship and discipleship. Text: John 3:1-21
We are brought into right relationship with God through the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Yet we know that there is unfinished work in our own lives, and much is awry in our world. We follow Jesus in obedience and in the hope of the coming perfection. Text: Matthew 5:6.
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