Pastor Mark's Weekly Blog

God’s Will/My Will: On Mission/Engage – Margaret N


God’s Will/My Will: On Mission/Engage – Margaret N

Acts 1:8, Col 3:17, Ph 2:16

Since September, we have been on a journey of exploring God’s will and our will.  It took us through many scriptures and into many spaces/places of integrating faith and life.  Sunday, we complete this many month’s long theme by staying On Mission.  Sunday we welcome Margaret Njuguna from En Gedi, all the way from the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. We look forward to hearing what God is doing in Margaret’s life and among the residents/staff of En Gedi.  We will also enjoy a fellowship meal together following the service so bring some food to share with others.  

After an interview with Margaret, we will explore what Jesus has to say about ‘mission.’  We will identify some key characteristics of a missional life.  In preparation for Sunday, reflect on how (in what ways) does God’s call to a missional life take root and reflection in your own life.  Can you identify some recognizable ways that God’s love shines through you? What about specific ways of being that influence thought, action, disposition?  

Acts 1:8 says, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  Colossians 3:17 says, “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”  

To be On Mission is to be a witness.  But how and what?  “May you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.”

 See you Sunday,  
  Pastor Mark

PS – For the rest of 2023, we will be walking through the Books of Colossians, Esther, and John – an early church letter, a narrative from exile, and a masterful writing of a first hand account of Jesus by his most beloved disciple.  Sounds like a good year.