Day 1: Seize the Mission of Jesus!

Welcome to Day 1 as you Take the Missional Challenge!

Take the Missional Challenge is a 31 Day experience designed to help align believers with Jesus’ mission. Each day’s post includes missional concepts and activities. For more information – click here.

This first day is to help you begin to Seize the Mission of Jesus as your own. As followers of Jesus, Christians must align themselves and their activities with Jesus’ mission. You don’t need to discover your own personal mission in life, but rather to know, understand, and embrace Jesus’ mission.

In order to do this you must answer the question – What is Jesus’ mission?

Then you can consider – What is my part in Jesus’ mission?

DAY 1 ACTION STEP: Summarizing the Mission of Jesus

1. Read each passage and write out the key phrase.

2. Summarize the theme of each passage.

Mission Statements of Jesus
Reference           Key Phrase         Theme
Matt 5:17
Matt 9:13
Matt 10:34
Mark 10:45
Luke 4:18–19
Luke 19:10
John 3:17
John 6:38–40
John 10:10

3. Based on theses Scriptures, summarize the Mission of Jesus.

4. How did Jesus accomplish His mission?

“I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.” – Jesus, John 17:4

Day 1 Missional Challenge: Based on Jesus’ own statements concerning His mission, summarize Jesus’ mission in your own words!


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.