Blessed to be a Blessing
Passage: Genesis 12:1–12:4
Whenever you meet God face to face, whenever you get a grip on who God really is, it changes you into a person in mission. Anyone who meets God as he really is … it sends them out; it pushes them out. The word mission is from the Latin word mission, which means to be sent. When you see God as he really is, it destroys your consumer mentality. It destroys your, “What’s in this thing for me?” mentality. Immediately it turns you into a man or a woman in mission. It sends you out.
Monday: Matthew 16:18
Tuesday: Matthew 28:18-20
Wednesday: Luke 19:10, John 17:18
Thursday: Acts 1:8
Friday: Colossians 1:5-6, 1 Peter 3:13-18
Saturday: Romans 10:14-15, Isaiah 6:8
Sunday: Matthew 4:19
Shay talked about encountering a bear on an anniversary hike. Tell about a time when you had an unexpected encounter that caused you to forget "what you were supposed to do" and just react.
Read Matthew 28:18-20. What does Jesus command his followers to make (v. 19)? What does that mean? Of whom are we to make disciples?
What are all the things that making disciples involves (vv. 19–20)?
To whom does this “Great Commission” apply? Who is responsible to carry it out? Explain your answer from the text itself.
Why is Jesus’s presence with us especially comforting as we go and make disciples of all nations (v. 20)?
Have you ever considered before that all Christians are responsible to evangelize? What’s your initial response to that?
Have you ever heard someone say they were not obligated to evangelize? What kind of reasons do they give? Why would Satan love to get people to think this way?
We have seen three missionary families sent out from C@M this year. They have put it all on the line in order to bless others with the Gospel. Take time together to pray that they will experience God's blessing in their lives and in the communities in which they live.