In John 17, Jesus prayed to God the Father, “As you sent me into the world, so I have sent theminto the world.” Jesus has SENT us into the world on a mission to sacrificially serve and make Christ known. So we talked about how this presses us to go beyond the statement “In the world and not of it.” It would be more appropriate to say “Not of the world, but sent to serve the it.”
Here are some resources that go along with the teaching:
Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper (free pdf)
Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper (Amazon)
Are You Missional? 10 Diagnostic Questions
Some questions for reflection:
What does John 13:1-17 teach us about how we should relate to the world that he has sent us to?
Charles Spurgeon said “Every Christian here is either a missionary or an impostor.” How does John 17:18 prove his statement true?
What is the difference between living safe and living sent?
Has your experience of the Christian life been boring? Could it be that you missed the fact that Jesus has commanded and sent you to go into a world that doesn’t know Him, to serve and make Him famous?