Courageous – Week 3

3 – Moved by Mission
9/7/16 (HS)


“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men [and women] of courage; be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-201.

1. You have been uniquely wired

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16

2.  You have been uniquely placed

”The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is not actually far from each one of us…” Acts 17:24-26

3.  You have been given unique opportunities

“Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers…” Hebrews 13:1-2

Discussion Questions:

  1. What do you feel most holds you back when it comes to being courageous in your faith?
  2. Todd talked about the two implications of “Go” in the Great Commission. Which are you more
    compelled by?
  3. What does the mission of God look like in your everyday life? What could it look like?
  4. How do you see how God could use you based on your wiring, placement and opportunities?
  5. Where do you go from here?  How can you apply what you heard tonight?