Missional Ministry: Where Jesus leads us

April 24, 2016 Scripture Reading: Acts 11:1-18 In his book The Jesus Way, Eugene Peterson writes, “Following Jesus does not get us where we want to go. It gets us where Jesus goes, where we meet him in resurrection surprise …” Peter follows Jesus. Following Jesus took him on a visit to the believers in…

Healing and Life in Jesus’ Name

April 17, 2016 Scripture Reading: Acts 9:32-43 Luke tells these stories to show how the Holy Spirit is at work in the post-Easter church; how the life-giving ministry of Jesus continues in and through the ministry of the church. He describes these events to encourage the church in its mission in a new time and…

Resurrection and Mission

April 3, 2016 Scripture Reading: John 20:19-31 The Resurrection stories are all mission stories. Nowhere is that clearer than in this one. The story is not just about Jesus who is risen and appears to his disciples to prove the resurrection; it is also about the disciples, Jesus’ followers, whom he sends into the world…