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Sept 19 am on god's mission


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I am reading Christopher Wright's theological treatise on the Mission of God. This sermon resulted from my continued study.

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Sept 19 am on god's mission

  1. 1. On a Mission The Mission of God
  2. 2. What is “Mission?” <ul><li>A plan of Action? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the mission ours or God’s? </li></ul><ul><li>John 6:38 . </li></ul>
  3. 3. God’s Mission <ul><li>Make Himself Known </li></ul><ul><li>“ The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Ps 19:1. </li></ul><ul><li>Rom 1:19-20 . </li></ul>
  4. 4. God’s Mission in Man <ul><li>Gen 1:28; 2:15 – Care for creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 2:15-16 – Know & trust God. </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 3:8-9 – Have fellowship with God. </li></ul>
  5. 5. God’s Mission in Israel <ul><li>Psalm 96:1-6 . </li></ul><ul><li>Their mission was to introduce the world around them to Jehovah – God. </li></ul>
  6. 6. God to Egypt I rule even Pharaoh / god. Ex 14:18 I am sovereign – right to Judge. Ex 12:12 Know My power. Ex 9:14, 16 There is no one like the Lord. Ex 8:10 Know that I am the Lord. Ex 7:5, 14 What Egypt was to learn Text
  7. 7. God’s Mission in Jesus <ul><li>2 Cor 4:4-6, “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, &quot;Let light shine out of darkness,&quot; has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” </li></ul><ul><li>So that ALL can know God. </li></ul>
  8. 8. God’s Mission for the Church <ul><li>1 Tim 2:3-4. </li></ul><ul><li>John 17:20-21, 25-26 . </li></ul><ul><li>To continue God’s Mission to declare Him to the world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Thess 1:7-10 . </li></ul></ul>