Our mission is to Know Jesus intimately. Be transformed by the Spirit. Do mission with God... Together
Or the short version: Know. Be. Do… Together
One of the clearest explanations of this from Bible is found in Colossians 1:9-10.
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, (NIV)
Not just knowing about Jesus, but knowing Him personally, intimately, and deeply. This is also about knowing the scriptures, knowing the voice of the Holy Spirit, even knowing yourself. “to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives […] growing in the knowledge of God” Colossians 1:9-10
Becoming more like Jesus. This is about our character, heart, motivations, passions, and convictions changing as the Holy Spirit transforms us. “so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way” Colossians 1:10a (also see Romans 12:2).
As we grow in knowing Jesus and being transformed, we will naturally DO mission with God (living and loving like Jesus). Some broad categories around “DO” are evangelism, justice, and service. “bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God” Colossians 1:10b
We do this together, it’s that simple (but not necessarily easy). “we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you ...” Colossians 1:9
Also notice how "bearing fruit in every good work” then yields more “growing in the knowledge of God.”
In other words, though Know. Be. Do... Together are four distinct words, they are deeply interconnected.
KNOW. BE. DO... Together Sermon Series (Fall 2019)
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Keith Walatka - March 11, 2012
Scripture References: 1 Timothy 5:17-25