Resources on Outreach

Resources on Outreach

The Gospel and Mission

This week, we ask how the gospel informs missions.  The gospel teaches us that the mission field is everywhere.  God has created the church for missions, and all of us are missionaries wherever we are.  As believers, we are sent as Jesus was to go into the world with the good news of the gospel.   John 20:21 Discussion Questions What do you think of when you think of missions?  Of missionaries?  Do you consider yourself to be sent?  Why or…

The Gospel for Life Itself

To begin our series on how the gospel relates to tangible aspects of our lives, we start in the book of Philippians.  In this passage, we receive a call to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel.  To conduct ourselves in such a way as this, regardless of circumstance, communicates the beauty of the gospel and makes Jesus real.  Philippians 1:27-30 (Philippians 1:27-30) 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I…

Christian Cultural Engagement

Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to…

God’s Holy People

1 Peter 2:9-12 In this text, we learn two things: Who we are and what we are to do.  We are a people chosen by God and saved by His glorious grace.  The relationship we have with God is indeed an incredible privilege, but it isn’t without great responsibility.  Since we have received such a beautiful gospel, we ought to share it with others by living in such a way that when others encounter us, they encounter Christ.  The body…

Mission

When we look to the Lord’s farewell discourse and prayer of consecration, we learn something of the mission of God. God’s desire is the advancement of His glory through the local church. Jesus prays for our protection, our joy, our unity, and our dedication while we missionally engage with the world. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.

Worship

Colossians 3:15-17 This passage helps us to understand the church’s identity. The church is an interconnected relational reality. We are members of a body. Therefore, we should pursue the peace of Christ in our relationships and be grateful to God for his gracious work in us. Further, we worship God with gladness when we gather to sing and scatter week by week to advance the mission of the gospel. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click…