This week is all about the church’s mission in the world
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
This week is all about the church’s mission in the world; ABC’s mission in the world. Re-reading the below quotation from Pete Greig might be useful to really fix this in our minds. On Sunday night Mick Court will help us to really work out what the Kingdom of God means for how we care for each other in families.
I’m into Jesus, so we talk. I don’t believe in the power of prayer. I believe in the power of God. So I ask for his help. A lot.
I’m not into evangelism. I hate evangelism! I’m into Jesus. So I talk to people about him.
I’m not into social justice. I’m into Jesus. So I find myself picking fights with his enemies.
I’m not into worship – all those soft rock songs, over and over again – I’m into Jesus. So when I see him I smile. I bow. And yes, OK I admit that I sing quite a bit too.
I’m not into church (you seen the state of it?) I’m into Jesus, so I like his people. (They’re a little weird, but so am I!)
THE VISION IS JESUS. Not Christianity. Not rules and religion. Not prayer, mission and justice. Not church planting, miracles or mission. Just Jesus.”