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?
It’s one thing for you to evaluate your own spiritual progress. It’s another thing altogether to have Jesus give His critique of how you’re doing. Sometimes the truth hurts. If Jesus were to write a letter to you about what He thinks of your devotion to Him, what...
Despite our romanticism about the early church, they had their fair share of problems - favoritism, theological arguments, and divisions (to name a few). Yet there remained a vision of an abundant church - full of energy, unity, and life. While the church today...
A believer's identity is in Christ. In Him we find true life, meaning, and purpose. Yet, it is common for believers to take their eyes off of Jesus and begin substituting other things in His place. We look for other ways to identify ourselves often choosing how we...