On A Mission: the Mission of God
Original – based on C Wright – BSMc
When We Hear the Word “Mission”
- Travel overseas
- Do we think of mission as plan of action?
- Do we think of our mission or God’s?
- Jn 6:38
- In Creation – Gen 1:1-2
- In Redemption – Eph 3:9-12
- Make Himself Known
- Ps 19:1
- Rom 1:19-20
God’s Mission in Man
(Man’s Mission) from Creation
- Gen 1:28; 2:15
- Fill the earth, rule the earth
- Care for creation
- Know and trust (have faith in) God (Gen 2:15-16)
- Have Fellowship with God – Gen 3:8-9
- Man messed up!
God’s Mission in Israel (Israel’s Mission)
- Began with Abram – Gen 12:2-3
- Repeated in Ps 96:1-6
- Proclaimed in the Prophets – Isa 12:4-5
- Their Mission: To introduce the world around them to God.
- Note how God uses Israel in Egypt to make Himself Known
- Exodus 7:5, 14
- 9:14, 16
- So that Egypt and the World may know . . .
God’s Mission with Jesus (Jesus Mission)
- 2 Cor 5:19 – reconciliation
- Jn 14:9-11 – That disciples (Hebrews) would see the Father
- 2 Cor 4:4-6 – so that all could know God
God’s Mission for the Church (Our Mission)
- 1 Tim 2:3-4 – God does not long for anyone to spend eternity in torment.
- Jn 17:20-21, 25, 26 – Jesus’ prayer is for all the world to know Him and God.
- Our mission is to continue God’s mission to declare God to the world.
- So that they might know Him.
- So that they might obey Him.
2 Thess 1:7-10