Are You On A Mission?
Pastor and writer Tim Keller wrote in his book Center Church, "God does not merely send the church in mission. God already is in mission, and the church must join him. This also means, then, that the church does not simply have a missions department; it should wholly exist to be a mission." Keller's point is simple, the church or to be less broad, the people within the church should join God in His work to bring His life-changing message to set captives free (Isaiah 61:1-2, Luke 4:18-19). God's plan of redemption to restore His creation and to save the broken-hearted is in progress. Throughout the Bible He is inviting His people, you and me, to be a part of His mission to change the world for His glory. Are you on a mission?
Just after the resurrection Jesus challenged the disciples to go on mission: Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you (John 20:21). Cornerstone is called to be a group of people who have been sent by Jesus into the world to change the world. It is a lofty calling, but we have everything in our favor...the grace and love of God the Father, the redeeming message of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit! Are you on a mission?
All around us, in Clinton, Old Saybrook, Madison, Essex and along the shoreline people are in desperate need of the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Cornerstone is committed to joining God on His mission to bring redemption to this broken world. This doesn't just happen on Sunday mornings in worship, rather it is to happen in each area of our lives. Jesus "sending" us on a mission means reaching our work places, coffee shops, restaurants, schools, and every other sphere of life. Are you on a mission?
Remember, you're not alone on this mission, God is with you: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and your will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of earth (Acts 1:8). God is on a mission, as a church and as a people let's join Him to reach the shoreline, Connecticut, and the world with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Jesus has changed your life, share that incredible news, and invite them to Cornerstone!