GOD’S MISSION IN THE WORLD
God is on the move in the world and His mission is clear and compelling – to redeem everyone He calls and restore everything He creates to full life in Jesus.
Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
God has given us an amazing gift: LIFE! Through His death on the cross, Jesus delivered us from the consequences of our sin – separation from God and eternal death. This act of deliverance opens a way back into a right relationship with God, offers us the gift of eternal life, and invites us into the vision of Acts 3:21 – God’s grand restoration project of transforming lives, communities and all creation for Christ.
But all this is not just hope for the future; Jesus gives us life today. Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
So what does this have to do with joining God in His mission to the world? Jesus gave His disciples this mission:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
That small group of followers, filled with the Holy Spirit, spread the good news of life in Jesus everywhere they went. As followers of Jesus today, our mission is still the same: to spread the good news of life in Jesus everywhere we go, so that others may share in this life – for today, and for eternity!