[featured_image] The gospel is the good news of salvation through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as the sacrifice for sin. His death canceled “the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Col 2:14).
Christ came to earth on a mission to save.
As you read the gospels, we see how He not only died and rose again from the dead; we also see how He focused on making disciples who then made disciples who made disciples.
He sent His own disciples to carry the good news of the gospel to others who would become disciples of Jesus and make more disciples.
Jesus was a disciplemaker. And He sends every believer on mission with the message of the gospel in community with other believers to share the good news of the gospel with those in the culture around them.
Everyone who follows Jesus is to live on mission with Jesus. Essentially this means “being Jesus to everyone everywhere” and results in making disciples who make disciples who make disciples…
Missional Living and the Gospel
1. Without the gospel – there is no mission
2. The gospel enables believers to think and act like missionaries.
3. The gospel focuses believers on reaching those apart from Christ.
4. The gospel is incarnated through believers who engage the culture.
5. The gospel message transforms lives through disciplemaking.
6. The gospel is central to every experience of authentic community.
7. The gospel frames all development of leaders and teams.
Today’s Missional Challenge
Commit yourself to live out the gospel. Living on mission with Jesus is living out the gospel!