Presentation on theme: "Arriving at the Other Shore?. We were “attractional”"— Presentation transcript:
Arriving at the Other Shore?
We were “attractional”
“They” weren’t coming...
What if the goal wasn’t to get them ‘to church’ ?
Here I am Lord, send me. Teach me to obey everything you have commanded... Teach me to love my neighbour.
Matthew 28:19,20 IN YOUR EVERYDAY GOING therefore, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19,20 Father Son Spirit US
Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF.’” Matthew 22:37-39 the Lord commanded And what has the Lord commanded?
“Love the law” If you love your neighbour, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. Romans 13:8b For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” Galatians. 5:14 “LAW OF LOVE”
WHAT IF... God has moved into the neighbourhood? I live here too—I, G OD, live in the same neighborhood with the People of Israel. Numbers 35:34 MSG I’ll set up my residence in your neighborhood; I won’t avoid or shun you; I’ll stroll through your streets. I’ll be your God; you’ll be my people. Leviticus 26:11-12a MSG
WHAT IF God lives next door? “Shout and celebrate, Daughter of Zion! I’m on my way. I’m moving into your neighbourhood!” G OD ’s Decree. Zechariah 2:10 I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighbourhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God.” Revelation 21:3
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood. John 1:14msg 13
According to both Old and New Testaments, neighbourhoods and neighbourly relationships play host to the presence of God. According to both Old and New Testaments, neighbourhoods and neighbourly relationships play host to the presence of God. S C Holt
What might God be up to? In people In organizations In community
In Among With EMBODYING JESUS What if...
Adding value ~SHALOM ~ to the places where we live; bearing witness to the Kingdom of God COME NEAR. What if God is...
Karen Wilk FORGE CANADA Arriving at the Other Shore...