I am in the middle of a preaching series entitled, “Jesus Doing Life.” The emphasis of this study is on how Jesus worked through his various roles to build His community, the church. I am focusing on Jesus in His roles as:
AS A HUMAN BEING
AS A PRIEST
AS A PROPHET
AS A SERVANT
AS A TEACHER
AS AN ENCOURAGER
AS A GIVER
AS A LEADER
AS A WORKER OF MIRACLES
AS A HEALER
AS AN APOSTLE
AS A PASTOR
AS AN EVANGELIST
AS THE MESSIAH
It’s the final stretch. Today I am writing the sermon on Jesus as Apostle. Next week we will cover Jesus as Pastor and Evangelist and finally on Easter we will talk about Jesus as Messiah.
Amanda and I had an opportunity to travel to Wilbraham MA this morning for a gathering of pastors from the Western Region of the state.
We are preparing for our All Network Conference. So each region is meeting in the next two weeks to go over some of the ideas that are going to be at the forefront of our conference.
One of the things we were greatly encouraged in was the importance of our mission, not just our individual missions to our specific towns, but also our corporate mission to reach the world with the message off the Gospel.
This call to the larger call is the apostles heart…It is not just my church or our church but THE CHURCH.
“How do we work together to get it all done?” is the question that burns in the heart of the apostle.
It is about unifying around the big picture, the finishing of the whole mission, not just the little part of it in our own corners of the world.
The apostle can never lose sight of the words of Jesus from Matthew 24.
this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Ma 24:14
DO YOU THINK THERE MAY YET BE APOSTLES IN THE WORLD?