Link-Up Week Four


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week four in the intro to Calvary class. week four focuses on living out the mission of Christ in the world.

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Link-Up Week Four

  1. 1. Week Four
  2. 2. Launching Your Journey
  3. 3. Steps toward Membership <ul><li>Complete Link-Up </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Membership Application </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Deacons </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfill Baptism Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Survive Congregational Vote </li></ul>
  4. 4. Get Connected <ul><li>Launch a LIFEGroup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Attend the Next Driver’s Training) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join a friend’s LIFEGroup </li></ul><ul><li>Get Connected through Link-Up </li></ul>
  5. 5. Understanding Jesus’ Mission Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.  He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:  &quot;The Spirit of the Lord is on me,       because he has anointed me       to preach good news to the poor.    He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners       and recovery of sight for the blind,    to release the oppressed,     to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.&quot; Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, &quot;Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.&quot;
  6. 6. Understanding Jesus’ Mission When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, &quot;Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?&quot;   Jesus replied, &quot;Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.&quot;
  7. 7. What Was Jesus’ Mission? Part One: Relieving Suffering &quot;Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'   &quot;Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'   &quot;The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
  8. 8. What Was Jesus’ Mission? So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, &quot;Son, your sins are forgiven.&quot;
  9. 9. What Was Jesus’ Mission? Part Two: Redeeming Sin He was despised and rejected by men,        a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.        Like one from whom men hide their faces        he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities        and carried our sorrows,        yet we considered him stricken by God,        smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions,        he was crushed for our iniquities;        the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,        and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray,        each of us has turned to his own way;        and the LORD has laid on him        the iniquity of us all.
  10. 10. Jesus’ Mission was to Redeem Sin Redeem – Deliverance by payment of a price. To buy. To buy out. Particularly when purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom. Those who have been redeemed Become brokers of Jesus’ redemption To the rest of the world
  11. 11. The Truth About Sin and Salvation <ul><li>The world is broken. We see evidence of that everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>We have all contributed to the brokenness of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Because we have played a role in destroying God’s creation, we have forfeited our right to live in his creation and have relationship with him </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Truth About Sin and Salvation <ul><li>God loves us. He desires for us to have relationship with him and enjoy his creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ sinless life, death, and resurrection provided a “way” for us to be reconciled to God. </li></ul><ul><li>When we “assume” the work of Jesus as our own, God no longer sees us as those entrenched against him. He now views us as he views his own Son. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Can I Engage the World? <ul><li>Be part of a LIFEGroup </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize resources provided by our global missions task force </li></ul><ul><li>Develop loving relationships with those in your circles of influence </li></ul>