Come and Go
Have you ever wondered what the Christian life is all about? Jesus Christ calls people to follow Him, to be changed by Him, and to go on mission with Him. His mission is for us to be disciple-makers, disciples who make disciples. That’s what He wants our lives to be about, but are we actively doing it? Making disciples can seem difficult, even scary, so we tend to avoid it. In this message, we see how Jesus calls us, empowers us, and gives our lives purpose.
In Matthew 28:18, Jesus asserts His ultimate authority. What would an outside observer say is the ultimate authority in your life? Does your life look like Jesus has ultimate authority over it? How should your life change to show His ultimate authority?
Jesus commands His disciples in Matthew 28:19 to make disciples. How do you obey this command in your life? What are some new ways that you could pursue disciple-making?
The call to make disciples is a call to go to all nations, as we see in Matthew 28:19. How might God be calling you to make disciples outside of your comfort zone?
Jesus promises His presence with us in Matthew 28:20 as we go on this mission. What difference does it make in your everyday life to know that Jesus is with you as you go on mission with Him?
Acts 1:8 describes Jesus’ powerful presence with us in His Spirit. How should we experience the power of the Holy Spirit? How should the Holy Spirit change our priorities for life?
Have you ever had a moment when you thought, “Now, I’m really living!”? Maybe that feeling came with a thrilling moment, significant achievement, or meaningful experience. All of us want to experience that good life, but those feelings of “really living” seem to fade...
Experiencing hardships is a normal part of life that can cause us to focus on negative feelings and anxiously anticipate negative outcomes. Being courageous followers of Jesus Christ doesn’t exempt us from these experiences and may, in fact, be the cause of them and...
Like the lens of our eyes (or eyeglasses), we all carry around internal thoughts, feelings, and ideas composing core beliefs that filter our everyday experiences and help us make sense of life. As the Apostle Paul writes a “thank-you” note to the church at Philippi...