is God calling You To Discover Your Mission?

As you continue in your relationship with Jesus Christ, you’ll discover other areas where God is calling you. That’s the excitement of having a relationship with Jesus.

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Jesus invites us into His Great Co-mission "as disciples, to make disciples":

“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age’” (Matthew 28:18-20 NASB).

Please read this section to see how God is calling you into obedience to Jesus’ Great Co-mission.

Praying for the Kingdom

God desires that you develop your relationship with Him through spending time in His Word and prayer.
Here are three areas that might help you to enrich your relationship with Him.       

  1. Develop intimacy with the Father - Spend regular time with God.
    “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16). “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you (Psalm 119:11).
  1. Be involved in a local faith community for prayer and support.
    “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).
  1. Pray for God's kingdom to come and for His Great Commission to be fulfilled.
    "This, then, is how you should pray:  'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one’” (Matthew 6:9-13).

Begin by spending time each day in His Word and prayer.

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Giving to the Kingdom

God first showed His love for you by giving His Son. His desire is that you also give to others. God doesn’t want your money—He wants you.

The following verses help show God’s perspective on money.

  1. God owns it all.
    "The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it" (Psalms 24:1).
  2. Money won’t completely satisfy.
    "Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless" (Ecclesiastes 5:10).
  3. God allows us to store up treasures in heaven.
    "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:20-21).

 

Begin by giving tithes and offerings to God through your local church, other Kingdom worthy organizations, and directly to the poor (Mark 10:21).

"… we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " (Acts 20:35).

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Serving in the Kingdom

Serving in the Kingdom of God is not just for special people.  It’s for everyone. We have one primary calling in life …to follow Jesus of Nazareth.  Jesus calls his followers into a variety of “vocations” –simultaneously! (i.e. to be a mom, dad,  student; to go into business, law, medicine, education, pastorate, missions, etc.).  The following principles show us God is calling everyone to serve Him and others:

  1. Jesus Christ wants you primarily to follow Him.
     "You must follow me" –Jesus (John 21:22).
  2. The Holy Spirit gives you spiritual gifts to serve the body.
    “So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us” (Romans 12:5,6a).
  3. God calls you to serve others.
    “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).

Serve God with your whole life, paying special attention to what you are passionate about …especially the skills, training, talents, and gifts you have been given by the Holy Spirit.  Listen to Jesus and answer his call!

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Telling about the Kingdom (2 Timothy 2:1-2)

As you develop your relationship with Christ and learn how to walk in His power, God will lead you to tell others about Christ. 

The following principles will help you understand God's love for those who don’t yet know Him.  

  1. God's heart is for the lost.
    "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke 19:10).
  2. God has commanded us to be ready and to go.
    "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation" (Mark 16:15; also 2 Timothy 4:2).
  3. God gives us power and He is with us.
    "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8; also Matthew 28:20).

Consider telling all the people God puts in your path each day. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you and give you boldness to tell these people about Christ.

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Obeying the Teachings of Jesus

These are some of Jesus' basic teachings about praying, giving, serving, and telling the Gospel of the Kingdom. How willing are you to follow the Holy Spirit's leading in your life for the glory of God?

Prayer is one way of expressing your willingness to follow God’s callings in your life. Here is a suggested prayer.

"Lord Jesus, here I am, send me. I will go anywhere You want me to go, do anything You want me to do, say anything You want me to say, and give anything You want me to give. As a disciple of Jesus, I choose to make disciples of Jesus (of 'all people groups in the world'). I sincerely believe that this is Your will for my life. Thank You for calling me. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen."

Remember, the Holy Spirit is always with you to empower and guide you to follow God’s calling in your life.

Start meeting every week with other followers of Jesus and encourage one another to stay on mission:

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds”(Hebrews 10:24).

The following is a simple outline and "rule" that helps you form your own missional band of disciples (aka a “Group of Three”):

Missional “Groups of Three”

“for where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them" (Matthew 18:20).

“Groups of Three” are committed followers of Jesus banding together to grow in Christ and share His message with others.

The following is a simple plan to help you start a Missional “Group of Three.”

Note: "Groups of Three" are designed to start with 2 people who by prior agreement pray for a 3rd person to join, then a 4th, then a 5th, ... then when a 6th person joins they reproduce into two "Groups of Three" and repeat the pattern.

Open with Prayer
Read this prayer together or create your own:   
"God help us to love one another, to rest in your love, and to follow Jesus in our daily lives. Please help us make this moment together special. Amen"

Meet Weekly, Go Deep & Discuss Only One Question Each Session. Always take time at the end of pray what Jesus is teaching you into your lives.

Giving (sharing Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God’s mission with others):

  1. Who has God put in your life to share with?
  2. Is God calling you to serve their needs? (economic, physical, emotional, etc.)
  3. What questions are they asking?
  4. How can you share God's love and good news with them?
  5. What can you do to help them take the next step on their spiritual journey?

Growing (applying Jesus' teachings):

  1. What’s God teaching you?
  2. How can the group assist you on this?
  3. What can you be doing to join in with God on your growth (spiritual discipline)?
  4. Is there anything getting in the way of your pursuit of God?

Praying:

  1. Pray for the people in your life.
  2. Take time to confess, thank, and ask.
  3. Pray for God's Kingdom to come
  4. Pray what God is teaching you into your lives.

Remember the Values of Your Group


  1. Confidentiality
  2. Consistency
  3. Simplicity
  4. Outward focus (serving/sharing)
  5. Devotion
  6. Love
  7. Honesty

 

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