The theme "Family On Mission" will be guiding our next year at Christ Lutheran Church. How is your life going to be different in one year?
Day 1: Read John 20:21. When you think of “Family on Mission” what comes to mind?
Day 2: Read John 20:19-20. If you were to pick a word to describe your life in the past 12 months, what word would you choose? Why? How do you see the peace of Jesus working in your life? Is there absence of conflict? Is everything working together? How have you seen Jesus bringing His peace into your life this past year?
Day 3: Read Romans 8:15. Imagine someone you know and care about asking you this question: “What is so good about Jesus that you think I should get to know Him and trust Him with my life?” How would you answer your friend? Whom will you share such good news with? When?
Day 4: Read John 20:30-31. What words of Jesus are most dear to you? Why?
Day 5: Read John 20:21. When Jesus shows up to disbelieving and doubting disciples, He doesn’t say sit still. He says, “…as the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” As Jesus was sent, so are we to bring peace to an unpeaceful world. He doesn’t send us out alone. He goes with us into the place we already are – family, home, work, school, the places and people of our everyday lives. Where have you seen Jesus on a mission around you in the past month? Where can you join Him?
Day 6: Read John 20:21. Twelve months from now, imagine living a more peaceful life -- not a less-busy life with fewer problems and obstacles, but a life that is more centered in the peace of Christ. You can be there. Imagine, that in 12 months, your faith is more solid than it has ever been, that you understand the foundations of what we believe in is greater. Imagine the feeling of walking more closely with Jesus, because your Christian walk involves more than just Sundays, and you're putting into the practice the things He taught us to do. Imagine, 12 months from now, that you're involved in mission. Where would you like to grow in your faith in Jesus in the next 12 months?
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the book Family on Mission by Mike and Sally Breen.
Don't forget you can watch this week's sermon message or read the full PDF of the sermon message & GPS.
CREATE FOR COMMUNITY PRAYER REQUESTS: For patience with parking challenges during construction (currently estimating completion by the end of August 2019). For safety and efficiency of our construction crews. For those who have given generously for these improvements.