Topic: Sunday Message Verse: 1 John 20:21, Ephesians 2:1–2:10
Living Like a Missionary Wherever God Sends You
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SENT: Living Like a Missionary Wherever God Sends You
If you are a follower of Jesus, you ARE the Church and you ARE a missionary!
"Missionary" means: SENT ONE
John 20:21 NIV
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
Today, we’re going deeper with this idea that we’re "not OF the world, but SENT into it." We are SENT into the world to transform it through the power of Jesus.
Spiritual Transformation: from Death to Life
Ephesians 2:1-8 NIV
1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
This is the starting point. To move from “dead in your transgressions and sins to being made alive with Christ” is the most important transformation you can ever experience and it’s the most transformative message you can share with others as a SENT ONE.
Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
So our job as SENT ONES is to GO extend God’s grace (through our good works) to those who haven’t experienced it yet!
From here, we'll get really practical about how we can extend God’s grace to others.
LOCAL & GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION: (Neighbors & Nations)
First Place = where you live
Second Place = where you work
Third Places = where you commune
GroupLife at Hopevale exists to help you as a SENT ONE at home, work, & community.
Local Transformation: from separate to essential
Embrace that you are an essential part of God’s missional movement
Commit to being a vital part of the local church (not a member of an organization, but an active owner as a movement of people that transforms our region)
Global Transformation: from passive to engaged
Hopevale, as SENT agents of transformation, let’s take this one life we’ve been given and dedicate ourselves to the purposes of our Savior - to live for Him with our heart, soul, mind, and strength!
Through the power of Christ in us, we can truly be part of transforming the world for Jesus!
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