Sent – week 1 :: Local – August 6, 2017

God has established himself as a God who sends – His Son, His disciples, by His Spirit

We are a sent people – are you and I paying attention to the one who sent us? Are we paying attention to Jesus who was sent to give us hope, to give us redemption, to bring heaven here on earth?

1. God sent His Son, Jesus

1 John 4:9-10
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

3. God sent the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:4-8
On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The Holy Spirit has been sent so that you and I can participate in the redemption of God’s people.

As followers of Jesus, being led to know and to serve Jesus, you and I are a sent people, empowered by the Holy Spirit.