Lesson 2 The End Game: The Objective of Missions
Missions: The Church’s Marching Orders Our Lord Jesus gave the church global “marching orders” which involves each one of us. It is precisely because this mission is world-encompassing that it has local implications. Know this global mission well in order to understand the commission graciously given to Proclamation and my particular role in it.
1.The Real Problem – The Real Solution 2.The End Game – The Objective of Missions 3.Common Ground? Christianity and Other Religions 4.It’s Dangerous Over There! Suffering and Persecution 5.You Will Receive Power! The Holy Spirit and Missions 6.Mission of Mercy – Justice and Poverty 7.Something More? Scripture as a Guide 8.Missions in our DNA - The Global Church 9.Does the Church Need Missions? Summary
Timeline of Origins Creation (Image of God) Fall and Curse
Timeline of Redemption Jesus Episode 1 – Redemption Accomplished – Redemption Applied Jesus Episode 2 – Resurrection of the Body – Consummation
The Era of Missions Ephesians 5:27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is... patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Implications 1.The Resurrection demands success 2.The Church: both Means and End 3.Why obey the Great Commission? 4.Whole-souled and whole church
Timeline of the Two Adams No return to Eden Destination: New Heavens and New Earth
Implications The objective is GLORIOUS The objective is SPIRITUAL The objective involves WARFARE As goes humanity so goes creation Improved Humanity in Adam or New Humanity in Christ?