The Walking Dead :Antidote
September 2, 2012
SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS
Separation from God - Colossians 1:21b, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23
Relationships are broken - Genesis 3-4, Mark 7:20-23a
Loss of identity - Acts 17:28, John 1:1-5; 10-11
Loss of purpose - Proverbs 19:21, Romans 8:20-21
“Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us… His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us.” Ephesians 1:4-5 (LB)
The Problem: Our sin has broken our relationship with God.
“Your iniquities have separated you from your God and your sins have hidden his face from you.” Isaiah 59:2 (NIV)
God’s Solution: He took the initiative to bring us back to Himself.
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (LB)
WHAT WAS JESUS’ LIFE MISSION?
Luke 19:10, John 18:37b, John 10:10, John 12:46, Luke 4:43
Why JESUS’ MISSION Must Matter To ME
1. If I want to follow Jesus, ___________ life mission must include
__________ life mission.
Jesus prayed to the Father: “In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.” John 17:18 (Message)
2. Jesus ______________ me to continue His mission.
The 5 Great Commissions of Jesus
Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47, John 20:21, Acts 1:8
3. Sharing the Good News is my _________________________.
“Telling the Good News is my duty - something I must do. And how terrible it will be for me if I do not tell the Good News.”
1 Corinthians 9:16 (NCV)
4. Sharing the Good News is a __________________________.
“And God has given us the privilege of urging everyone to come into his favor and be reconciled to him… This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. We are Christ's ambassadors.”
2 Corinthians 5:18b (LB)
5. I’m __________________ for what Jesus has done for me.
“Remember that in the past you were without Christ… You had no hope, and you did not know God.” Ephesians 2:12 (NCV)
“For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all…” 2 Corinthians 5:14 (NIV)
6. Because people are _________________________ without Christ.
“Jesus is the only one who can save people. His name is the only power in the world that has been given to save people. We must be saved through him." Acts 4:12 (NCV)
7. Because God wants ___________________ Saved!
“God wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
1 Timothy 2:4 (NIV)
Knowing this, what should be my response?
“I want to carry out the mission I received from the Lord Jesus - the mission of testifying to the Good News of God's kindness.”
Acts 20:24 (NCV)