June 9, 2019
How to Reach the Unreachable
We examine the story of Jesus meeting the woman at the well. Ben reflects on his own life and finds that he often makes many of the same excuses that we find in this story. What could it look like if we fully trusted in Jesus with no excuses?
How can we be a part of what God is doing to transform our city? A look at the story of Jesus and the woman at the well shows that transformation begins with ordinary people willing to do supernatural things in every day life.
Jonah was not the best prophet. When he heard the word of the Lord that challenged him to speak a message to the hated Assyrians, he turned and ran. The rest of his story shows us that although we can run from our mission, we cannot escape it.
Jesus wants his compassion for people to be fully embraced by his disciples. Now is the time to reach out to others for the sake of God’s kingdom. There is no reason to wait and everything is at stake.
[Matthew 9:35-38; Luke 10:2]
As a people on mission, we are reminded that we are to “bear witness” to what we have seen and heard and known of Jesus. The Spirit leads us to share this message in our neighbourhoods and spread it to the ends the the world.
[Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 5:22-23]
The life of Moses demonstrated that the people of God find themselves identifying with two areas: wilderness and the promised land. No matter how difficult the wilderness we find ourselves in, we live in light of God’s promises for our future.
[Numbers 20:2-12; Hebrews 11:24-27]