Week Five

Watching and Waiting-We are on Mission

Mission Candle

Reminds us that God sends us out on mission to make disciples of all peoples

Main Themes

Jesus gives us a mission.
Jesus gives us power through the Holy Spirit.

Scriptures

All Texts

Devotional

Jesus has done so many wonderful things for us and in us. Before He ascended to the Father, He told the Apostles, (and all Christians), to go out with a mission (Matt. 28:18-20). It is now our job, as Christ's body on this earth (1 Cor. 12:12), to spread the message, or Good News, or Gospel of Jesus Christ. We learn from the Apostle Paul that this is one reason God leaves us here after He saves us. He gives us the power to do this mission (Acts 1:8).

Of course there are many other things we are told to do as believers in Christ. We are told all through the New Testament how we are to live in light of what Jesus has done for us. But none of those things we do will save us or other people from sin. The Gospel is the power of God (Rom. 1:16, 1 Cor. 1:18) to save people.

We need to know and understand the Gospel so that we might be faithful witnesses and proclaimers of it by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Pet 3:15). We have a mission. All of us.

Discussion Questions

What is our mission? (To make disciples, teach people about Jesus, share the Good News-the Gospel)

Why do we not need to be afraid when we share the gospel? (He has given us the Holy Spirit)

Do you think Jesus meant that we all have to go to a foreign country to make disciples? (No, We are all on mission everywhere we go, we can tell anyone about Jesus)

"Jesus Storybook Bible" Stories For The Week

Going Home - p. 318

God Sends Help - p. 326

A New Way to See - p. 334

Gospel Story Bible" Stories For The Week

The Great Commission (story #120) - p. 240

The Ascension (story #121) – p. 243

Pentecost (story #122) – p. 244

Take Up Your Cross (story #101) – p. 202