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3. The Big Picture - The Mission


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3. The Big Picture - The Mission

  1. 1. Looking at the Big Picture
  2. 2. Life’s Big Questions Who? What? How?1. Who am I?2. What is my purpose?3. How do I accomplish my purpose?
  3. 3. The Big Picture JesusGospel Church Mission
  4. 4. What is the Church? EkklesiaA gathering of people who havebeen called out for a purpose.
  5. 5. Bride of Christ
  6. 6. The Church
  7. 7. Body of Christ
  8. 8. Family of God
  9. 9. Gospel Church Mission JesusGospel Church Mission
  10. 10. Goal  Mission  Purpose Glorifying God and JesusProclaiming Discipling Loving Kingdom of God
  11. 11. Throne
  12. 12. GoalAfter John was put in prison, Jesuswent into Galilee, proclaiming thegood news of God. “The time hascome,” he said. “The kingdom ofGod has come near. Repent andbelieve the good news!” Mark 1:14-15 (NIV)
  13. 13. Goalyour kingdom come, your will bedone on earth as it is in heaven… Butseek first his kingdom and hisrighteousness, and all these thingswill be given to you as well. Matthew 6:10, 33 (NIV)
  14. 14. Goal…which he exerted in Christ when heraised him from the dead and seated himat his right hand in the heavenly realms,far above all rule and authority, power anddominion, and every title that can begiven, not only in the present age but alsoin the one to come. And God placed allthings under his feet and appointed him tobe head over everything for the church, Ephesians 1:20-22 (NIV)
  15. 15. GoalOur goal is to bring the reign andrule of God over all aspects of Hiscreation.
  16. 16. Goal  Mission  Purpose Glorifying God and JesusProclaiming Discipling Loving Kingdom of God
  17. 17. Jesus teaching disciples
  18. 18. The MissionJesus came and told his disciples, “I havebeen given all authority in heaven and onearth. Therefore, go and make disciples ofall the nations, baptizing them in thename of the Father and the Son and theHoly Spirit. Teach these new disciples toobey all the commands I have given you.And be sure of this: I am with you always,even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
  19. 19. The MissionAnd He said to them, “Go into allthe world and preach the gospelto every creature. Mark 16:15 (NKJ)
  20. 20. The MissionBut you will receive power when theHoly Spirit comes upon you. Andyou will be my witnesses, tellingpeople about me everywhere—inJerusalem, throughout Judea, inSamaria, and to the ends of theearth.” Acts 1:8 (NLT) (see Luke 24:48-49)
  21. 21. The MissionAgain Jesus said, “Peace be withyou! As the Father has sent me, I amsending you.” John 20:21 (NIV)
  22. 22. Great Commandment“Teacher, which is the most importantcommandment in the law of Moses?” Jesusreplied, “‘You must love the LORD your Godwith all your heart, all your soul, and all yourmind.’ This is the first and greatestcommandment. A second is equallyimportant: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’The entire law and all the demands of theprophets are based on these twocommandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT)
  23. 23. Great CommandmentLike Jesus we are to go out in thepower of the Holy Spirit and proclaimthe gospel and make disciples wholove God and people of all those whorespond to the gospel.
  24. 24. Goal  Mission  Purpose Glorifying God and JesusProclaiming Discipling Loving Kingdom of God
  25. 25. Gospel Living
  26. 26. Our Ultimate PurposeGlory to him in the church and in ChristJesus through all generations foreverand ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:21 (NLT)... as God’s grace reaches more andmore people, there will be greatthanksgiving, and God will receivemore and more glory. 2 Corinthians4:15 (NLT)
  27. 27. Summary of our Purpose The ultimate purpose of all we do is to bring God glory. When God is glorified people worship Him.
  28. 28. Mountainman is Sunset“Chief end of Top to glorifyGod and enjoy Him forever.” The Westminster Confession
  29. 29. Question Mark in Sky What is the Glory of God?
  30. 30. Mountainof GodSunset “The glory Top is the innite beauty and greatness of his manifold perfections.” John Piper
  31. 31. Golden Clouds Everything thatcomes forth from God is His glory.
  32. 32. The Sun
  33. 33. Jesus on Cross
  34. 34. What doesGod sayGirl Reading Biblelife is all about?
  35. 35. God’s Will For Us1. Goal - to bring the reign and rule of God over all aspects of His creation.2. Mission - to share the gospel in order to make disciples of Jesus who love God and people3.Purpose - to bring glory to Jesus and the Father so they may be worshiped
  36. 36. To know Godand to makeGospel Living Him known
  37. 37. The Big Picture JesusGospel Church Mission