Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World-3

God’s Work. In this series of posts, we are simultaneously exploring some of the vital components of God’s mission in Scripture and the corresponding features of the new ministry, Empowering Subjects. I am hoping this will serve the dual purpose of encouraging us to faithfully participate in God’s mission in various ways and also creatingContinue reading “Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World-3”

Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World-2

Biblical. I think it is clear that we can be engaged in religious activities without actually being engaged in God’s mission. For example, we may substitute some other mission like “being nice” for what God sent us to do. Or we may not have any sense of mission whatsoever. In order to be involved genuinelyContinue reading “Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World-2”

Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World—1

Beginnings. Though there are some good things going on around us, our nation and world are in a terrible mess. I was feeling particularly troubled by that when we got our stay-at-home order back in 2020. Thankfully God’s word spoke to me powerfully during those days and led me to some important realizations. I realizedContinue reading “Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World—1”

Motivation for the Mission – 3

Christ’s Love for Us. God has given us a mission of showing and telling the good news about Jesus to others, and he has also provided resources to help us do so. One important resource is motivation. It is so much easier to do what we are motivated to do than what we merely thinkContinue reading “Motivation for the Mission – 3”

Motivation for the Mission—1

Obedience to the Instructions of Christ. God is growing a kingdom among us and wants us to be involved in its growth. He is not limited by us, of course, but in his sometimes incomprehensible wisdom, he has chosen to work through human beings. I have written elsewhere about our having this responsibility (see post,Continue reading “Motivation for the Mission—1”

Great Commissions 4

John. John’s account of Jesus’ final commission to his followers (John 20:19-23) puzzles me in some ways, and there are things about it I don’t understand. Instead of going into all those matters, though, I’ll focus on the key things that seem clear. After his resurrection but prior to commissioning his disciples, Jesus appears toContinue reading “Great Commissions 4”