On Sunday we looked at John 4 again, focusing particularly on the conversation that Jesus had with his disciples after his discussion with the woman at the well. In that conversation, Jesus makes the claim that being on a mission to make new worshipers sustains and satisfies him as if it were food. He then invites his disciples to also be a part of this mission. Try to imagine how this scene may have played itself out: As Jesus tells his disciples to “lift up your eyes and see that the fields are white for harvest,” could they see the curious crowd from the Samaritan city walking toward them? Jesus is not just telling them to join in the “harvest.” He’s showing them what it looks like! Using this scene as a starting point, we had our own discussion about how our lives can be more oriented toward God’s mission to make worshipers.
Here is a link to a message on 1 Corinthians 9:22-23 in which Don Carson helps us to continue considering this call to use our lives to spread the Gospel.
“To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” – 1 Cor 9:22-23