Mission: It s all about people

Mission: It’s all about people It’s all about people: • To Do List – Easy to lose our way • One of the things I love about Jesus is he never lost si...
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Mission: It’s all about people

It’s all about people: • To Do List – Easy to lose our way • One of the things I love about Jesus is he never lost sight of why he did what he did. Jesus came to earth on a mission. For Jesus - It was all about people; it was because people matter to the Father.

It’s all about people: • Matthew 4:17-25, “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ • The Kingdom is the reversal of everything that went wrong with the world. He wants us to repent of sin, so we can enter abundant life.

It’s all about people: • Matthew 4:18-22, “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.

It’s all about people: • Matthew 4:18-22, “Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.”

It’s all about people: • It is easy to lose sight of what is important. It is easy to get about the busyness of life, working our jobs, doing our household duties, running errands, shuttling kids from event to event, and lose sight of the one thing that matters most: People. Jesus called them & us into relationship & onto mission.

It’s all about people: • Matthew 4:23-25, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases,

It’s all about people: • Matthew 4:23-25, “those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.”

It’s all about people: • Jesus was on a mission, and his mission was all about well-being of people. It was about rescuing people from the clutches of hell and the brokenness of the planet. It was about restoring the quality of life that God intended before the fall. Jesus invites each of us to live on mission with Him.

It’s all about people: • Jesus was on a mission to heal the sick because there is no sickness in the Kingdom of Heaven. It was all about people. Mt 4:23, “Jesus went throughout Galilee . . . Healing every disease and sickness among the people.” Jesus invites us into his mission.

It’s all about people: • Jesus was on a mission to heal the sick because there is no sickness in the Kingdom of Heaven. It was all about people. Mt 4:23. Jesus invites us into his mission. (medical missions; caring for the poor; health care; praying for the sick – 2 people in Dr class)

It’s all about people: • Jesus was on a mission to free the captive because there is no bondage in the Kingdom of Heaven. It was all about people. Mt 4:24, “People brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them all.”

It’s all about people: • Jesus was on a mission to free the captive because there is no bondage in the Kingdom of Heaven. It was all about people. Mt 4:24. • Jesus invites us into his mission to help people get free. (addictions; emotional pain – anxiety, grief, widows; oppression, violence, injustice; bondage & demonization – condemnation)

It’s all about people: • Jesus was on a mission to make disciples because there is no one who should miss out on the Kingdom of Heaven. It was all about people. Mt 4:19, “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” 4:23, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news…”

It’s all about people: • Jesus was on a mission to make disciples because there is no one who should miss out on the Kingdom of Heaven. It was all about people. • Jesus invites everyone on mission; it is a search & rescue mission to save the lost, to rescue humanity from the power of sin. (Jesus: the way) (gift of tears) (Sully)