JESUS: OUR GUIDE FOR MISSION
Jesus Christ is the centerpiece of our faith and the way we view Him will impact the way we see life and mission. Often times our view of Jesus gets distorted and we end up making Jesus look more like us than us like Him. In our formation process as sent people, we must re-Jesus ourselves and we must allow the Jesus of the Gospels to become the paradigm (or lens) through which we see our life and mission. He must be our guide as we engage the world we live in.
Pastor, 21st Century Church, Author, Speaker, Sociologist, Professor
Co-Founder Forge International, Author, Speaker, Missiologist
CLICK TO READ: ReJesus, by Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch – Chapters 1 & 2
- Reflect on your learnings in this session and in your recent reading of the Gospel of Mark. What do you notice about the posture of Jesus?
- Where does your picture of Jesus divert from what we see in the Gospels? Where does it align?
- As we look to the life of Jesus, we see that he regularly spent time engaging with the “everyday ordinary folk.” He ate and drank often with people. In Luke’s Gospel Jesus was either going to a meal, at a meal, or leaving a meal. In this session, imitate the practice and posture of Jesus through meal sharing? As you do this,
- Lead with acceptance & inclusion
- Lean in to friendship with those in your context
- Look for the image of God in those you encounter