Scriptures: Matt. 16:13-25 & Acts 15:36-41, NRSV
7 of our leaders (plus one guest) gathered at our worship minister’s home in Granite Bay. We spent over 3 hours of workshop to complete the “Step Two: Who Do You Say I Am” and “Step Three: All On The Same Page.”
After meditating the Scripture verses (Matt. 16:13-25), We discussed the Peter’s ‘getting i’ and Peter being ‘stumbling block.’ We agreed that we were/are all like Peter who was very spiritual at one moment and very flesh at the other moment. As we struggle with our own agenda, worldly desire and flesh things, we lose the mission as Christians. Rather than prioritizing Jesus, we tend to focus on our own priority.
Each shared who Jesus is and most of us said Jesus is everything of our life as Redeemer, Savior and Healer who we only can trust. To spread the Gospel to non-believers, we have act like Jesus. Without love, sacrifice, and suffering, we cannot be true blessings or blessed ones (makarios in Greek) to others. The only and most effective way to win a soul is to become like mom and dad who give love to their children. Lots of young people miss the true love that heals broken hearts and restores relationship. We also have another duty to restore the reputation of church by spreading the love of Christ, not by the mouth only but with proactive action. Love heals all.
The church (or fellowship of Christians) should be the community of love. When we share our true love to non-believers continuously, they will find the church as their haven and home to grow spiritually. We don’t have to tell who Jesus is directly to non-believers if we are able to show His love through us. Love builds relationship and Jesus can be best presented through our deeper love toward others. Jesus is love!
When we have disagreement in the community of faith, we have to do our best to resolve spiritually to avoid divisions and hurts. As we are guided by the Holy Spirit in every decision-making matter, we will become a great team whether we work together or work individually. The key to the blessed ministry is great team work followed by deeper prayer and love, which is work of the Holy Spirit.
These are the questions and missions that each one of us will pursue as we build a foundation for the Fellowship of Mosaics.
Who is Jesus?, What is Church? What is a witness? What is gospel? What is a disciple?
What is our missions?
Gen Xers should delegate more missions to Millennials (aka Mosaic Generation or Mosaics) as they are the most effective evangelists to their own peer group. Gen Xers should act like “mom” and “dad” who mentor and coach continually behind as Millennials seek love and protection. Gen Xers are responsible to heal the broken generation as healers of Jesus Christ. Love heals everything.
As Gen Xers and Millennials work together as a team, more and more Mosaics will come to know Christ.
Let us keep the fire burning and spreading for the salvation of Mosaics so that the Kingdom of God is expanded and the gospel of Christ will reach the end of the world.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39, NRSV