Jun 21, 2011
Focus reading: Matthew10:40-42
When we talk about the church being involved in mission we are often inclined to think about the programs that we offer. We also sometimes think about the ways we can atract people to our church or our activity. Today I’m asking you to make a shift in your thinking. Instead of inviting people to join us Jesus is saying that we should go out and join them. That is his picture of mission.
Today’s passage tells that us whenever we do anything in Jesus name and give our non Christian neighbours the opportunity to welcome us and invite us to join with them, then they are welcoming Christ, and they are welcoming God the Father who sent him.
Questions for thought or discussion.
What do you think of the idea that when someone welcomes you as a Christian they also welcome Jesus and God (the Father)?
What non church relationships or groups or places are you invited into where you could be a provocative guest?
What could you do in those settings?