Saturday, May 19, 2018

To Follow Jesus Is to Be Sent

Our God is a sending God. He sent his best into the world to save us. Jesus is referred to as “sent” forty-four times in the New Testament. And after his resurrection, Jesus passed his identity on to his disciples: “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21 ESV).

To follow Jesus is to be sent.

Jesus’s command to every disciple is to “go” (Matt. 28:19). We may not all go overseas, but we’re all to go. This means that if you’re not going, you’re not a disciple. And, church leader, if the people in our churches aren’t “going,” we aren’t doing our jobs. A church leader can have a large church with thousands of people attending, but if people aren’t going from it “outside the camp” (Heb. 13:13) to pursue the mission and call of Christ, those leaders are delinquent in their duty. Read More

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