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Week 4 - Proclaim outward

catch up:

Proclaim Outward - 1 Peter 2:9
  • When Jesus shares the riches of His grace, you cannot keep that treasure to yourself.
  • Our new identity (chosen race, royal priesthood, holy nation, etc.) sends us on a new trajectory.
  • We exist to proclaim the gospel outward.
  • "The gospel is a message, and so mission only takes place as we share that word with people... Otherwise we simply form good relationships that never go anywhere." - Steve Timmis/Tim Chester in Total Church
  • "Most gospel ministry involves ordinary people doing ordinary things with gospel intentionality." - Total Church 

go deeper:

  • Three Ways a Church Family Can Proclaim Outward:
    • 1.  Pray for those who proclaim - Eph. 6:19-20
      • Who can you pray for?
    • 2.  Give to those who proclaim - 3 John 8
      • What can you sacrifice in your own family budget to fund missions and ministry in CJ and around the world?
    • 3.  Go and be the one who proclaims - John 20:21
      • Write down the name of a person that you interact with regularly who needs to hear the gospel.  Pray for them and then make a plan to share the gospel with them.​​​​​​
  • Where are you going this week?  Go like Jesus sent you there!  Proclaim His excellencies!​​