In the sermon Pastor Thomas referred to J.D. Greear’s illustration of the church as a cruise liner or an aircraft carrier. What are some other word pictures you have heard accurately describing the church in either a positive or negative way? (If you can’t think of any on your own then think of one from the Bible.)
How did Sunday’s sermon “You Are Sent” hit you personally? Did God stir or move you in any way?
Seeing “Sent” in the Scriptures
READ Psalm 67:1-4
READ Isaiah 49:5-6. This is a Messianic prophecy about Jesus’ life mission.
READ Acts 1:6-11
Embracing a “Sent” Mindset
Who is a “regular Christian” you know (not a full time pastor or missionary) that you think lives with a mentality of being “sent” in their everyday life?
What do you think it would look like to immediately increase your “sent” mindset and lifestyle?
What hurdles or excuses most often trip you up from living with a “sent” mindset and lifestyle?
What type of equipping would enhance your ability to be a witness and make disciples that eagerly worship Jesus? Where can you locate that equipping?
Close by reading John 20:21 and praying honestly about your role in God's mission of redemption.