Dr. Shaun King - February 23, 2014
Missio Dei: From Comfort Zone to Danger Zone
From Series: "Missio Dei"
God is on mission. Period. The mission? To lavish all people with redemptive love. It’s not just something God does. It’s who God is. In his book Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission, David Bosch describes God as a “fountain of sending love.” Sit with that image for a moment, will you? A fountain. Of sending love. Lavishing all the world. (Selah) What would happen if we let that image inform our mission? Not just our collective mission as a church, mind you; but our individual missions as human persons created in God’s own likeness? If we truly understood (and believed) that God is on that kind of mission… If we learned to see God as an eternal fountain of sending love, then we would understand that stepping into the flow of that fountain changes everything. It changes our assumptions about God; our approach to other people; our expectations about ourselves, life and our purpose on the planet. Everything is swept up and away into a current that is stronger, mightier, and more transformative than any of us could have dared to imagine. Suddenly, mission isn’t just something we do. It’s who we are, as people swept up and away by the Missio Dei…the Mission of God.