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1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, “Mission: Proclaiming the Surpassing Worth of Christ”

January 19, 2014 Speaker: Brad Evangelista Series: A Vision for Life Together

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–1:10

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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.

It is easy 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?

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