The Mission of God
God blesses His people to reach all peoples.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What stood out to you most in the message from Todd Ahrend?
- Discuss that notion that the Great Commission isn’t really a new mission at all, but a restatement of the commission given to Abraham in Genesis 12. Read Genesis 12 to refresh your memory of the commission to Abraham.
- Read the following passages of Scripture out loud. Discuss the context of each passage. Who are the writer and the readers?
- Jeremiah 16:19-21
- Habakkuk 2:14
- Zephaniah 2:11
- Malachi 1:11
- Acts 3:25
- Hebrews 6:13-15
- Galatians 3:8, 14
- Revelation 5:9.
- Dr. Ahrend stated that he knew the Lord for 10 years before he realized that the theme “God blesses His people to bless the nations” runs throughout the entire Bible. Discuss your level of awareness of this truth? How did this message provide new insight for you?
- Have you ever been on a mission trip of any kind? Discuss your experience.
- If you could go somewhere in the world for Christ, where would you go and what would you do?
- What is one step you might consider in working to bring the message of Jesus to the nations?