JESUS WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE FATHER TO SAVE THE LOST.
Then after her baby is born, name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.
Matthew 1:21 (CEV)
God didn’t send His Son into the world to judge it; instead, He is here to rescue a world headed toward certain destruction.
John 3:17 (VOICE)
WE ARE COMMISSIONED BY THE SON TO SAVE THE LOST.
Just as You sent Me into the world, I am sending them into the world.
John 17:18 (NLT)
I am here speaking with all the authority of God, who has commanded Me to give you this commission: Go out and make disciples in all the nations.
Matthew 28:18, 19 (VOICE)
THIS GIFT OF MISSION REQUIRES ME TO DO ALL I CAN DO…
1. …TO TALK LIKE JESUS
For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT)
So faith comes from hearing the Good News. And people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ.
Romans 10:17 (ERV)
The Word took on flesh and became human… to live alongside us. We have seen Him, enveloped in undeniable splendor—the one true Son of the Father—evidenced in the perfect balance of grace and truth.
John 1:14 (VOICE)
Like Jesus I must speak words of Grace.
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, for He has anointed Me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”
Luke 4:18, 19 (NLT)
Like Jesus I must speak words of Truth.
I have given them Your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
John 17:14 (NIV)
I solemnly instruct you to… proclaim the Word of God and stand upon it no matter what! Rise to the occasion and preach when it is convenient and when it is not.
2 Timothy 4:1b, 2 (TPT)
2. …TO WALK LIKE JESUS.
They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by Your truth; teach them Your word, which is truth.
John 17:16, 17 (NLT)
We have cause to celebrate because the grace of God has appeared, offering the gift of salvation to all people. Grace arrives with its own instruction: run away from anything that leads us away from God; abandon the lusts and passions of this world; live life now in this age with awareness and self-control, doing the right thing and keeping yourselves holy.
Titus 2:11-12 (VOICE)
…whoever says he lives in Christ [that is, whoever says he has accepted Him as God and Savior] ought [as a moral obligation] to walk and conduct himself just as He walked and conducted Himself.
1 John 2:6 (AMP)
Be careful about the way you live and about what you teach. Keep on doing this, and you will save not only yourself, but the people who hear you.
1 Timothy 4:16 (CEV)
3. …TO CARE LIKE JESUS.
God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God’s Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever.
John 3:16 (NLV)
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep in His care. The hired hand is not like the shepherd caring for His own sheep. When a wolf attacks, snatching and scattering the sheep, he runs for his life, leaving them defenseless. The hired hand runs because he works only for wages and does not care for the sheep.
John 10:11-13 (VOICE)
Jesus displayed his care for people through serving them.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Matthew 14:14 (NIV)
Jesus displayed his care for people through teaching them.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
Mark 6:34 (NIV)
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to Himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him.
2 Corinthians 5:17, 18 (NLT)