Mission, Proclaiming the Surpassing Worth of Christ
The Gospel is the good news that God has redeemed a people for himself through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. He then places his redeemed people into a family, a new community called the church. And then he sends this redeemed community into the world to be a witness of his saving grace. So, to be a Christian is not merely to receive but to also be sent on mission as a display of the surpassing worth of Christ to an onlooking world.
This idea of mission is what we will unpack this Sunday as we look at 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. I think it is easy for us to think of missions as sending people to far-away places, but what does it look like for a local church and for individual Christians to live a life on mission in their context? This is the question we will consider this Sunday as we look at this text and many others. Take some time to read the text before Sunday and come ready to worship our great God and King!
Grace and peace!