God's Mission for us Pt 1 (Qtr 4 - Week 1: 7 October)

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God's Mission for us Pt 1 (Qtr 4 - Week 1: 7 October)

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Key Text: “Then the Lord God called Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ ” (Genesis 3:9, NKJV).

Mission finds its origin and purpose only in God. This mission did not begin with Abram’s call (Genesis 12:1–4) or with the Exodus (Exodus 12:31–42). It did not begin even with Jesus Christ on the earth (Matthew 1:18–25) or with Paul’s missionary journeys (Acts 13:4–14:26). This mission began with God Himself, when He brought the universe into existence and later created humanity (Genesis 1:26, 27).

In the Scriptures, we see a God who intentionally reaches out and desires to be with His children. From the beginning, He establishes a relationship with Adam and Eve. Even after sin enters, He continues His mission, but now it is to re-establish His relationship with humankind. In the end, God’s mission will be accomplished (Revelation 21, 22), which is why we should be motivated in the work of proclaiming the eternal gospel to the world (Revelation 14:6, 7).

The foundation of any mission endeavour, therefore, must be centred on a relationship with the Creator and with the proper understanding of His missionary nature and character. But before we understand the mission of God, it is essential to better understand the God of mission.

Thought question: Think what it means that God’s love for us is so great that He would come to us in our own humanity. How should we respond to this love, especially in terms of mission to others?

God's mission to us Pt 1 (Qtr 4 - Week 1: 7 October) Part1
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