Throwback Thursday: A Great Commission Atmosphere, Awareness, and Activity
As you can see by the timestamp, on April 30, 2014, God impressed on me this little jewel that we need to reclaim.
What does a Great Commission atmosphere look like? It’s a culture that screams “go” and “send.” If you’re not going, you’re sending. A atmosphere of this nature understands that once a service is over, they are not dismissed, they are sent and go into their Monday-through-Saturday mission field.
Awareness? Having this atmosphere and culture developed in every aspect brings about a palpable awareness of Christ’s commission as a command. We see that the Great Commission is our ambition because it is our mission. This awareness is needed because, for so many, it’s about a personal relationship with Jesus, and that relationship stays just that–personal. When we are saved, we no longer have a personal relationship, but a missional relationship. Are you aware of that? Be aware! “Go, and make disciples!”
Activity. Serving Jesus, telling others about Jesus, going for Jesus, sending others in the name of Jesus–this takes us from being missions-minded to missions-active. “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses…” (Acts 1:8). The activity brings …read more