The couple wanted to know when the church was going to stop talking about the Mission of God and the idea of being missional. The answer was rather simple and straight-forward, “never”. We can’t be faithful to God’s Story and stop talking about the main theme.
That little conversation really did happen. Sadly, the couple really did leave the church. The reality is that many of us fail to see that EVERY area of life is wrapped up in the redemptive Story of God, otherwise known as the Mission of God. In all seriousness, to stop talking about the Mission of God is to stop talking meaningfully about everyday life. Consider this…
- The greatest need that you, your marriage and your family has is to experience the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. Redemption of fallen creation is the Great Story we find ourselves in.
- Your workplace has meaning not because you collect a paycheck there rather because God wants to use you and your work for his redemptive purposes. Your cubicle is filled with purpose and meaning because it is a sphere of God’s redeeming activity.
- Your neighborhood, your suburb, your city needs one thing more than anything else, for you to understand, embrace and join God in the redemptive work he is already doing.
- Your church (any church) will become ingrown, lacking in purpose unless they align all of their activities with the redemptive activity of God in the world.
Blow your mind and do a detailed study on the word “redemption” in Scripture. What you will find is that participating in this all-encompassing redemptive Story of God is what life is all about. We can never stop talking about it.