Today's Text: Mark 2.13-17
Teaching Link: People Jesus Met: Levi
Reflect on each of the following phrases. What are some of their implications?
Mission is not primarily an activity of the church, but an attribute of God. David Bosch
It is not that the church has a mission; it is that God’s mission has a church. Brad Brisco
The mission is God’s. The marvel is that God invites us to join in. Christopher Wright
If mission defines who Christ is, and if Christ sends us as he was sent, then mission defines who we are. Albert Curry Winn
Read the Mark passage. The three relationships are:
The scribes and Pharisees
Levi and his tax collector friends
Jesus and Levi
How can each group be used to describe the missional posture of a church?
In what ways are we a “missional church?”
Do we exist for those inside the building or for those outside?
How many non-Christians do you know?
What is your reputation with them?
Think of the person in your life that most needs the gospel? Now, who is their connection to it?