Finding Our Life in Jesus’ Mission
Taylor Mendoza, Junior High Intern
4 Gospel Truths on the Nature of Our Mission:
1. 4 Gospel Truths on the Nature of Our Mission:
2. 01. By definition, the gospel divides.
3. Read Matthew 10:34-36.
4. 02. Love from and for Jesus is the core of our mission.
5. Read Matthew 37-38.
6. 03. There is tremendous joy in seeing others receive the glory of Christ.
7. Read Matthew 10:38.
8. “Most men are not satisfied with the permanent output of their lives. Nothing can wholly satisfy the life of Christ within his followers except the adoption of Christ’s purpose toward the world he came to redeem. Fame, pleasure, and riches, are but husks and ashes in contrast with the boundless and abiding joy of working with God for the fulfillment of his eternal plans. The men who are putting everything into Christ’s undertaking are getting out of life its sweetest and most priceless rewards.” – J. Campbell White
9. 04. The reward of discipleship is eternal life.
10. Read verses Matthew 39, 41-42.
11. “Mr. Dickson, you are advanced in years now, and your own prospects (body) is soon to be laid in the grave, there to be eaten by worms; I confess to you, that if I can but live and die serving and honouring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms; and in the Great Day my resurrection body will arise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.” – John G. Paton
12. “God’s love for man is altogether different from the love of men for their own flesh and blood. God’s love for man means the cross and the way of discipleship. But that cross and that way are both life and resurrection. ‘He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.’ In this promise we hear the voice of him who holds the keys of death, the Son of God, who goes to the cross and the resurrection, and with him takes his own.” – Dietrich Bonhoffer