Commissioned to Share Reaffirming the Relational Foundation of What it Means to be the Body of Christ
What Is My Purpose in Life? We are commissioned by God to help others discover their created identity and fulfill their created purpose: to love God and to love all that God loves.
The Power of imago dei I am capable of consciously receiving love and sharing love with others. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. -Genesis 1:27
God calls us individually to invest in the work of introducing persons to their created purpose and walking with others as we, and they, enter into a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and move, in community, into the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:13)
The Great Commission All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. -Matthew 28:18-20
The Great Commission is not first fulfilled by groups or committees or through programs and promotions. It is first fulfilled by persons who are so in love with Jesus that they will do whatever they can to introduce other people to Him and walk with those people as they develop as faithful disciples of Jesus.
The Great Commission is, first and foremost, relational, not methodological.
Discipleship is, first and foremost, the building of healthy, God-centered, Christ-focused, Holy Spirit-inspired relationships, not a program to be fulfilled.
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ. -Philippians 2: 1-5
Fulfilling Our Commission... -Fall Deeply In Love With Jesus -Share Your Story -Commit to A Life of Growth and Maturity -Seek to Live in the Spirit and Attitude of Christ -Introduce Others to Jesus
Commissioned to Share I am committed to Sharing my story — HIS story in me — in the power of the Holy Spirit