Aug 26, 2018

Made for Mission: “WHO IS MY MISSION?”

We are in week four of our Made for Mission series.

Week 1 - We are all Called. 
Week 2 - What’s my Mission?

Week 3 - What’s my Message? Today: Who is my mission?

John 4:7-14 “When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would haveasked Him and He would have given you living water. “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

As we seek to answer “Who’s my mission?” It’s interesting -how different people in this scene apparently saw this woman. How the woman saw herself–Samaritan woman. (Shame over her past.)

The disciples passed her by on the way. Never talk to her when they return.

How Jesus saw her

1) She was worth it.

-Worth going out of His way to meet her.

-Worth crossing social barriers.

2) She was persistent.

-You might say, where do you see her persistent?

-Check out what happens.

The very woman that people had cast aside comes back into the village, convinces them to meet her new friend and Savior Jesus. Think about this, this was the very woman that the disciples passed by without ever saying a word too. It never crossed their minds to share with them, yet this woman sees people that desperately need to meet a Savior. You have no idea what is inside people. So who is your mission? Jesus was teaching us a lesson.

We have to see opportunities that other people don’t. We have to be able to move ordinary conversations into ones that bring up our faith. Sharing our faith is not a duty to feel guilty about but should be something we love to do every chance we get. The 2nd lesson we learn from Jesus to the Samaritan woman is….“God has strategically placed you where you’re at to reach one or some.”

What does that look like for us? God has intentionally and strategically placed you in your family, friendships, neighborhood, workplace, to reach out to those you are already doing life with. Our prayer should be “Lord I don’t ask you for much today, but would you give me your heart for the lost.” What if you posted that on your bathroom mirror or on your steering wheel or on the cover of your Bible or somewhere you look all the time. You ask “Who is my mission?”   Jesus says “Everyone is your Mission

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