Sermon #9

- 3/11/2019

Experiencing the Trinity

Sermon #9: Passionate Mission

“mission Dei” which means the mission of God. Jurgen Moltmann says this:
“it (mission) is not the church that has a mission of salvation to fulfill in the world; it is the mission of the Son and the Spirit through the Father that includes the church, creating a church as it goes on its way.”

The triune God is Sender (Father), Sent (Son) and Sending (Holy Spirit).

The eternal movement of the Father... why? ______________________________

Sentness describes us. To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love towards people, since God is the fountain of sending love.

How then do we catch the divine infection? How do we catch the passion of the Father?

After Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” he breathed on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:21-22

What’s hindering us from joining the mission in which the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are already engaged?

Two main issues tend to hinder us:
1. Having a church-centered approach to ministry
Frogs and Lizards
2. Our hesitancy to take risks

John Wimber used to ask: do you know how to spell faith? _____________

Following Jesus means that He will lead us out of our comfort zones. He will lead us into situations where we must take risks. He will lead us to take steps into unfamiliar places.

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