Vol 1:13 Visioning and the Mission of God (Part 2: Noticing what God is doing)

The questions that were raised about visioning last week were: Since we are called to participate with God in God’s mission, how do we go about discovering or discerning what God is doing so that we can join in? And, of all that God is doing, what part of that involves us? How do we know what we are to be doing as the people of God? Last week we explored seeing what God sees so that we...
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Vol 1:12 Visioning and the Mission of God (Part 1: Seeing what God sees)

Since we are called to participate with God in God’s mission, how do we go about discovering or discerning what God is doing so that we can join in? And, of all that God is doing, what part of that involves us? How do we know what we are to be doing as the people of God? Over the next four weeks we will explore how we envision our participation with God in God’s mission. Often we think...
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Vol 1:11 God’s Mission and the Ministry of the Resurrected Ones

So how are we to be the church in the mission of God? As the community of ones who are now resurrected with Christ, who now are called to live for God, as Jesus Christ lives for God (cf. Romans 6:10), how are we to live? What are we to do? What does God’s mission have to do with us? In Jesus’ high priestly prayer in John 17, Jesus not only prays for himself and his disciples, he also...
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Vol 1:10 God’s Mission and the Resurrection

Not only did God in Christ make a public spectacle of the principalities and powers (the powers that bind and enslave humanity) on the cross (cf. Colossians 2: 15) revealing their true nature and intent towards humanity, but Jesus Christ also conquered all the powers of sin and death that imprison humanity through his resurrection. Some have expressed that the resurrection of Christ is mere...
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Vol 1:9 God’s Mission and the Cross

One of the earliest Anabaptist confessions is a declaration of Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (TNIV). As we focus on Christ’s passion and death upon the cross this week, we are aware of the central place the cross...
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