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The Mission

February 16, 2009

I’d normally being doing some kind of book review here on Monday’s, but I’ve had very little time to read this last week with school and such. So, I’m just gonna post some cliff notes from the sermon on Sunday. Tony Morgan calls this “Perryisms” after head pastor Perry Noble. So maybe I’ll these “Richardisms” after pastor Richard Webb at Lutheran Church of Hope. 

  • The best teachers aren’t just well prepared, they really care about people learning, and then live it out themselves. 
  • Luke 7:22 – “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard…” Jesus lets his actions speak for him. 
  • Disciple = someone who learns by modeling and imitating the master. 
  • In the feeding of the 5 thousand Jesus says “you feed them” to the disciples. Jesus takes our limited resources and blows them out of proportion. 
  • He then gives us even more back – there were 12 baskets of food leftover. 
  • If we focus ourselves outwards we become healthy, and vice versa. 
  • Paraphrase “If anyone wants to follow me [Jesus], you must stop focusing on yourself.” 
  • When we focus on others our life gets bigger. Self-preservation is not Jesus’ goal. He spends himself. 
  • Why are we stuck in a bad economy? People have focused on themselves and on hoarding “stuff”. 
  • If you really want to live, dive into the mission of Jesus. 
  • Jesus wants to instill a passion for people into his disciples. 
  • Relationship with Jesus is one where He gives us a bunch of power tools [aka Holy Spirit] to change the world. And in the process, we change too. 

Bottom line: What kind of mission do you want to live? Yours? Or Jesus‘? 

Think about it.

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