The church is the body of Christ, the family of God. The church universal is every person that has been reconciled to God through saving faith in Jesus. And the church has been commissioned with a task, namely, to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that Jesus has commanded us. That is our mission. And it comes straight from the Lord to us.
- What distracts us from seeing people’s need for reconciliation with God?
- What is the primary mission of the church and who is responsible for fulfilling this mission?
- What is the ministry of reconciliation? What are the grounds of reconciliation?
- How can we be winsome and compelling in our gospel sharing? Practice sharing the gospel succinctly in your group.
- When was the last time you shared the gospel and who was it with?
- Pray for boldness and courage to share with the person(s) God has laid on your heart.