God’s Mission Is Fueled By Position And Pursuit

Big Truth:

God's Mission Is Fueled By Position And Pursuit

Matthew 7:15-20; Colossians 1:9-14; Romans 6:15-19; Hebrews 10:19-25

Bible Verse:

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15:5

Big Ideas:

  • Our lives are supposed to bear fruit that brings glory to God.
  • We cannot bear fruit unless we abide in the vine.
  • Abiding is position, being connected to God through Jesus.
  • Abiding is pursuit, an active and intentional love for and obedience to God’s Word and Spirit.

Bible Story:

John 15:1-15

Everyone who abides in Jesus, actively pursuing to stay connected to Him through knowledge of and obedience to His Word bears much spiritual fruit for Him. Jesus is the way we fulfill the mission that God has given each of His followers.


New Creation

Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.

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Every child should know that:

  • God has given us a holy mission to make Him known to others.

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Every child should:

  • Share the gospel with someone who does not know Jesus.

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Every child should feel:

  • Burdened for those in their lives who do not know Jesus.

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Every child should want:

  • To live faithfully on mission for God and be aligned with His purposes instead of our own.