SOM-18 Jesus, Mission, Church [Part 1]


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This class will examine the ways we can know who Jesus is by discussing the Doctrine of the Bible & Revelation. It will further develop the concepts of the origin of our mission and praxis as disciples of Jesus by looking at Jesus (Christology), His Mission/Our Mission (Missiology), & How this mission can be accomplished (Ecclesiology).

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SOM-18 Jesus, Mission, Church [Part 1]

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  2. 2. South East Asian Theological Schools, Inc.<br />SEATS<br />Schools of Mission<br />Discipling Leaders<br />Building Nations<br />Emerging Leaders<br /><br />
  3. 3. SOM-18 Jesus, Mission, & Church<br />SOM-18-01<br />This class will examine the ways we can know who Jesus is by discussing the Doctrine of the Bible & Revelation. It will further develop the concepts of the origin of our mission and praxis as disciples of Jesus by looking at Jesus (Christology), His Mission/Our Mission (Missiology), & How this mission can be accomplished (Ecclesiology). <br />
  4. 4. Outline<br />Introduction<br />Christology Missiology Ecclesiology<br />Kingdom of God<br />Understanding Revelation<br />Written Word<br />Living Word<br />Understanding Jesus<br />
  5. 5. The Importance of Jesus<br /><ul><li>Christ in Philippine Context
  6. 6. ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church</li></li></ul><li>Kingdom of God<br />God<br />Missio Dei<br />World<br />The Word became human & lived among us. We saw his glory. It was the glory that the Father shares with his only Son, a glory full of kindness & truth. – Jo 1:14<br />
  7. 7. Church<br />Recalibrates Back<br />Leadership<br />Evangelism<br />Worship<br />Determines<br />Mission<br />Determines<br />Jesus<br />Alpha & Omega (Re 1:8; 21:6; 22:13)<br />Founder & Perfecter of Faith (He 12:2)<br />
  8. 8. Sino ito?<br />
  9. 9. How do we know Jesus?<br />How can we be sure that we really know him? Paanokonalalaman na kilalakotalagasiya?<br />Kayakobaitonggawin sa labasng iglesya?<br />Anoba’ng mga sukat na dapatkonggamitinparamalamanko na kilalako na siya?<br />
  10. 10. 1Sa 2:27: And there came a man of God to Eli & said to him, Thus the LORD has said, Did I indeed reveal myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt subject to the house of Pharaoh?<br />Ps 17:7: Reveal your miraculous deeds of mercy, O Savior of those who find refuge by your side from those who attack them. <br />
  11. 11. Ez 20:41: When I bring you out from the nations & gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, I will accept you as if you were a pleasing sacrifice. Through you I will reveal myself as holy to the nations that are watching.<br />Ez 36:23: I will reveal the holiness of my great name, which has been dishonored by the nations, the name that you have dishonored among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, because I will reveal my holiness among you as they watch, declares the Almighty LORD.<br />
  12. 12. Mt 11:27: All things have been handed over to me by my Father, & no one knows the Son except the Father, & no one knows the Father except the Son & anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.<br />
  13. 13.<br />As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. - John 20:21<br />His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known <br />- Ephesians 3:10<br />
  14. 14. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. - John 20:21<br />His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known <br />- Ephesians 3:10<br /><br />
  15. 15. “As the Father <br />has sent me”<br /><br />
  16. 16. “I am sending you”<br /><br />
  17. 17. “through the church... <br />God should be<br />made known”<br /><br />
  18. 18. Christology:<br />Our Understanding <br />of Christ<br />Missiology:<br />Our Understanding <br />of Mission<br />Ecclesiology:<br />Our Understanding <br />of the Church<br /><br />
  19. 19. Bibliology<br />
  20. 20. Church<br />Recalibrates Back<br />Leadership<br />Evangelism<br />Worship<br />Determines<br />Mission<br />Determines<br />Jesus<br />Alpha & Omega (Re 1:8; 21:6; 22:13)<br />Founder & Perfecter of Faith (He 12:2)<br />
  21. 21. SOM-18 Jesus, Mission, & Church<br />SOM-18-02<br />This class will look at Jesus’ Life & Teaching & the Implications for both Disciples & Church. Students will then create a plan for How These Implications Could Be Lived Out in both individual & corporate settings.<br />
  22. 22. Scott McKnight, Missional Jesus (, accessed February 2011.<br />
  23. 23. Mama Mary & Missio Dei<br />Luke 1:46-55 – And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord & my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham & his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”<br />
  24. 24. Mama Mary & Missio Dei<br />Whatever mission we want to talk about, it must begin with the mission of God (notice how often Mary speaks of what God is doing), & this God is worthy of glory, is holy, is merciful, & is faithful to his promises to Abraham. <br />Humility before God, which is connected to Mary’s condition of poverty, is honored in the mission of God (1:48).<br />The mission of God involves establishing justice (1:51-53). <br />The mission of God involves political leaders (1:52). <br />The mission of God involves basic human needs (1:53). <br />The mission of God involves exalting Mary’s son — the theme driving the Magnificat. <br />
  25. 25. John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />How did JB understand the mission of God? <br />Luke 3:1-18.<br />
  26. 26. John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />Luke 3:1-18 – In the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea & Traconitis, & Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—during the high–priesthood of Annas & Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. <br />As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain & hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation. <br />
  27. 27. John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, & every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down & thrown into the fire.” <br />“What should we do then?” the crowd asked. <br />John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, & anyone who has food should do the same.” <br />
  28. 28. John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?” <br />“Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them. <br />Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” <br />He replied, “Don’t extort money & don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.” <br />
  29. 29. John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />The people were waiting expectantly & were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit & fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor & to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” <br />And with many other words John exhorted the people & proclaimed the good news to them.<br />
  30. 30. John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />Entrance into & commitment to the mission of God, according to JB, meant Israel needed to be baptised (understood as purification) & repent from its sins (3:3) — & this would lead to forgiveness. John calls the nation; individuals “enlist” in his vision by being baptised. <br />The mission of God fulfills Isa 40:3-5 & this means JB is the Voice who cries out that everything should get ready for the coming of God to Zion who comes to save (which evokes the name “Jesus” — savior). JB saw himself as the “Voice.” (Jesus, by the way, saw JB as “Elijah.”) <br />
  31. 31. John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />Israelites “enlist” in this saving presence of God by a repentance-that-leads-to-fruits: <br />This is for all; Israelite or not (3:8). <br />Those who don’t respond are judged (3:9). <br />Repentance involves, or should I say means?: <br /><ul><li>economic distribution for those with more than enough (3:10-11),
  32. 32. fair economic dealings for those who have financial power (3:12-13), &
  33. 33. a respect for the dignity of others by those with the power to conscript (3:14). </li></li></ul><li>John the Baptist & Missio Dei<br />The mission of God is embodied in the One Who is All-Powerful, the Messiah (3:16) & JB is the pointer to the Messiah. The Voice is the Pointer. <br />
  34. 34. Jesus & Missio Dei<br />Luke 4:16-30. <br />
  35. 35. Jesus & Missio Dei<br />Luke 4:16-30 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, & on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. 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: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners & recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”<br />
  36. 36. Jesus & Missio Dei<br />Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant & sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” <br />All spoke well of him & were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked. <br />
  37. 37. Jesus & Missio Dei<br />Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’” <br />
  38. 38. Jesus & Missio Dei<br />“Truly I tell you,” he continued, “prophets are not accepted in their hometowns. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three & a half years & there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”<br />
  39. 39. Jesus & Missio Dei<br />All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, & took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd & went on his way.<br />
  40. 40. Jesus & Missio Dei<br />Jesus publicly announces the centrality of himself to the mission of God (4:21). <br />Jesus sees his own mission in Isa 61:1-2, that means his mission involves justice for the poor, prisoners, the blind, & the oppressed. <br />The mission of Jesus is a Jubilee mission (4:19). <br />The mission of Jesus creates disturbances & rejection (4:24). <br />Mga Kababayanreject Jesus (4:24-29). <br />The mission of Jesus will extend beyond the normal boundaries. <br />
  41. 41. Disciples & Missio Dei<br />Jesus enlists others in his mission — & one can see this as an evangelistic summons into the work of the kingdom by attachment to Jesus. <br />A good place to see this is the fuller story of Peter’s “conversion” in Luke 5:1-11. <br />
  42. 42. Disciples & Missio Dei<br />Luke 5:1-11 – One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him & listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge 2 boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, & asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down & taught the people from the boat. <br />
  43. 43. Disciples & Missio Dei<br />When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, & let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night & haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come & help them, & they came & filled both boats so full that they began to sink. <br />
  44. 44. Disciples & Missio Dei<br />When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees & said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he & all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, & so were James & John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything & followed him.<br />
  45. 45. Disciples & Missio Dei<br />Jesus is a preacher of the word (5:1-3) & it is out of that context that he summons Peter. <br />Encountering Jesus brings bewilderment, wonder, & awe — leading to repentance (5:5, 8, 9-10). <br />Jesus shares his mission with those who are attached to him (5:10). <br />Those who participate in the mission of Jesus are called to enlist others in the mission of Jesus — by attaching themselves through them to Jesus (5:11). <br />
  46. 46. Group Work<br />
  47. 47. Jesus’ Life & Teaching<br />Implication for Disciple/Church<br />Examples of How These Could Be Lived Out<br />
  48. 48. Jesus’ Life & Teaching<br />Mark 1:14-15 – After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee & told people the Good News of God. He said, "The time has come, & the kingdom of God is near. Change the way you think & act, & believe the Good News.”<br />Lk 11:20 – But if I force out demons with the help of God's power, then the kingdom of God has come to you.<br />Ushers in the Kingdom of God & focuses it around himself<br />
  49. 49. Implications for Disciple/Church<br />Living Under the King<br />The Kingdom of God is central & extends in & beyond the church to his entire cosmos.<br />We are agents of the Kingdom in all areas of life common to human being. <br />Jesus is Lord/King!<br />We can live & work wherever we are & we can expect the Kingdom to already be there.<br />
  50. 50. Examples How To Live Out<br />When we are at work, we invite Jesus to accompany us there. <br />We look for opportunities to enact Jesus’ qualities while we are working. <br />We look for ways to mirror the work of God even though the most mundane & everyday activities.<br />