Discover how to live daily on mission. This resource dives into "The Mission" and why it is important for each church.
August 18, 2022
Contending for Mission
Last month we talked about what the Global Church was and the unity that God has calls us to as part of the Church. This month, we will look at what it looks like to not only live in unity, but to actively care for the Global Church.
In Hebrews 10:24-25, it says, “And let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds, not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” NASV
As spiritual family, and a part of one body, we are to build each other up with our words, our deeds, and our prayers. This means speaking well of our family, when we want to, and when we don’t. This means intentionally caring for our family through our actions and supporting each other when some cannot support themselves. This means using our prayer time not only to pray for ourselves, but to also pray for the Church around the globe.
Christena Cleveland said it perfectly when she stated in her book Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart that, “We need to adopt the belief that to be a follower of Christ means to care deeply about and pursue other followers of Christ, including the ones that we don’t instinctively value or like. We need to adopt the belief that to be a follower of Christ means to allow our identity as members of the body of Christ to trump all other identities. We need to adopt the belief that to be a follower of Christ means to put our commitment to the body of Christ above our own identities and self-esteem needs. We’ve coped with our divisions long enough. It’s time for us to discover our true identities as members of the family of God. It’s time for us to rally about this identity, overcome our divisions and change the world. In sum, it’s time for us to change the way we see ourselves.”
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