Building of a Movement. Releasing the People of God. Church is NOT what we do IN CHURCH. Church is what the People of God. DO IN THE WORLD. The MISSING FACTOR in Modern Doctrine of the Church. ?. SENDING. GOD IS A SENDING GOD .
Releasing the People of God
DO IN THE WORLD
(Galatians 4:4) “But when the time had fully come, God senthis Son"
Jesus knows that he is sent – he is very clear on being sent
(Luke 4:18) ""The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He hassent meto proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed"
(John 5:30) "By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me."
This is a very important concept – He is the Messiah
7 times Jesus talked about “sent”
(John 17:8) "For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me."
(Mark 3:14) “He appointed twelve – designating them apostles – that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach"
We “disciple” in order to KEEP
“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to sendout workers into his harvest field”
(John 20:21) "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.""
Sending was a key part of the NT church
It is not a part of our essence of the church
Most pastors do not know how to train their people
Sending helps this process
At the height of worship – there should be a sending ceremony
Sending is a clear Biblical term