THE STORY OF JESUS: John 20:19-23
“As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21)
What a huge privilege AND responsibility.
To be sent into the world just like Jesus was in the world.
Not to live for themselves, but for God and for others.
To bring God’s message of forgiveness and freedom to the world.
God’s mission initiated through Jesus now depends on His followers.
If we hold back on sharing the message, others will miss out.
They will not experience the wonder of forgiveness.
We are now the hands and feet of God and Jesus in the world.
And we have God’s peace, and the Spirit of Jesus, to help us.
People are still living in the dark, desperate and hopeless.
Many have never heard the good news of Jesus and God.
God is sending you, and me, with His Spirit, to share His peace and love.
As Jesus was sent on a mission, I am now on a mission – and you are too!
Am I pursuing my mission, or am I holding back on God, on Jesus, on others?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to see the people around me that need hope, peace and forgiveness. Not just to see them, help me to go to them, and do my best with Your help to convey Your goodness!