By Scott Nelson
The undertaking of God has a church. So the church has to be in sync with the project of God. this can be the guiding philosophy of the Forge Missions education community, which has helped church leaders and laypeople alike world wide to arrive their pals, their neighborhoods and their groups with the gospel. In those publications you and your mates could be built to be missionaries the place you are—which is why God has a church within the first position. In Culture: residing within the locations of God you and your mates will concentration your awareness at the context during which God has put you. simply because the church within the ebook of Acts realized to continuously ask, "What form of humans can we have to be, and what form of message will we have to converse, in an effort to faithfully live to tell the tale project the place we discover ourselves?" you are going to tips on how to be in and for where God has you. different volumes within the Forge publications for Missional dialog: Community: residing because the humans of GodMission: dwelling for the needs of GodPower: dwelling by way of the Spirit of GodVision: dwelling lower than the guarantees of God
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Each time you read and reflect on the passages of this session, bring out the note cards from sessions 1-2. Pray that God would make the definitions on the cards to become definitions of your life. Next, consider the symbols you drew. Pray that God would help you envision how you can live out the symbols. • Observe the people in your context as you go about your everyday life. Try to keep three questions in mind: 1. What type of life do the people in my context live? 2. What clues do they give about why they live as they do?
It is about immersing ourselves into their lives. indd 35 7/25/13 2:01 PM 36 C u lt u r e presence. Write these on two note cards (one on each). Then, come up with two symbols that are easy to draw: one that represents your group being illuminators and another that represents your group practicing presence. Draw the symbols on the opposite sides of the corresponding cards. Keep these cards near your Bible, along with the cards from session 1. Before We Meet Again • Continue to read and reflect on Luke 10:1-20, the passages from John and any of the texts used in this session.
Indd 40 7/25/13 2:01 PM Living as Translators 41 counter the gospel was proclaimed in a nuanced way and the church reviewed and at times modified its practices. We see both the gospel and the church contextualized in the book of Acts, meaning that the earliest Christians realized that the good news of Jesus Christ and the believers who followed him might look different in every context, yet remain fundamentally united in Christ. Break into pairs and read one of the following texts: Acts 13:13-43; 17:16-34; 26:1-29.
Culture: Living in the Places of God by Scott Nelson