EPIC Devotion #3

The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Matthew 22:39

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

By Missional, we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. The life of Jesus exemplified a commitment to compassionately express God’s love to everyone. Jesus crossed economic, religious, and ethnic barriers.

William Blackaby made popular in his book, Experiencing God, the saying, “Find out where God is at work and join him there.” The importance of this phrase is to remind us the mission of the church is to do the work of God. We are promised that God is not only with us, but He goes before us. This means our responsibility is to discover and join in, not create and invite Him. Bono said, “Instead of trying to convince God to bless what we are doing, find what God is doing and do that. It is already blessed.”

As you prepare for the EPIC workshop, stop for a minute and ask, “Where is God at work in my life?” Where is God at work in my church?” “Where does my community need God’s grace?” As we join our hearts together on the Pathway, listen for what themes and ideas we hold in common. Is God saying something to us?


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