About this Episode
CHARACTERISTICS OF A MISSION MINDED PERSON 2 is what we’ll be discussing today on the RIOT Podcast, a Christian Discipleship podcast. Today’s discussion is all about being and living a mission-minded life along with stepping out and sharing your faith with those you come in contact with.
Why? Why do we exist? Why are we doing the things that we’re doing? Why should we make sacrifices or do the hard things? There are two ways we can answer this. One way is as a mission-minded world view kind of a person or secondly as a maintenance-minded person.
Last week’s First 5 Characteristics
1. You desire to meet people that do not know Jesus
2. You look for creative ways to share the gospel with others
3. You live with a different worldview
4. You hear Gods voice and are obedient to go where he ask you to go
5. You pray a lot!
Characteristic 6: You make disciples. Mission-minded people know the importance of discipleship.
Jesus said, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone, when he is fully trained, will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). That's the whole point of being a disciple of Jesus: we imitate Him, carry on His ministry, and become like Him in the process.
Romans 10:14-15 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’
Characteristic 7: You meet human needs while sharing the gospel.
Mission-minded people believe it doesn’t matter how many wells a person digs or how many orphans they feed if they are not following Christ’s mandate to take the gospel to those who have not heard. They contend that if a person is not sharing Jesus, they are wasting time and money.
Matthew 25:44-45 "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' He will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'"
Proverbs 19:17 "Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.
Luke 3: 10-11
Characteristic 8: You believe that being mission-minded is not a “task.” It’s a lifestyle.
You live out missions in your everyday life. From the moment you wake up until you go to bed, your goal is to impact the world around your for Gods glory.
This characteristic is similar to living with a different world view. The difference being with that characteristic we are engaged in the culture, we live and are out in public relating with people in their element. This lifestyle characteristics is our metamorphous (transformation) of thought characteristic. We no longer desire anything of the world, our maintenance mindset is no longer in existence. We now do what Paul told the Galatian church “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” 5:24
Characteristic 9: You are relational and a people person like Jesus was.
You are willing to leave your own “bubble” to make relationships with those considered the “least of these.” You have an awareness of the people around you and look for ways to build a relationship that will lead to sharing Christ and discipleship.
Jesus valued relationships so much that he spent more time walking, talking, eating and drinking with people than he did teaching. ... Because while they were talking about God as a set of rules, a set of propositions, Jesus was out living God in relationships. The entire mission of Jesus was relational.
Characteristic 10: We are committed to encouraging and celebrating Christians who are advancing the kingdom of God in the public square.
We are committed to demonstrating the unity of the church in the city, celebrating what God is doing in other churches, instead of criticizing other churches. We are committed to developing alliances with other like-minded churches in order to serve our city together, even if it raises some areas of tension
There should be no competition with churches. Look for ways to connect with other followers of Christ that are different than you. Be ok with different not segregated and critical.
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