Today was the start of a new series in x:cell. Over the next few weeks we're going to be looking at Matthew 28:19-20.
Before we started I asked the group what the purpose of x:cell was. I was trying to them to understand that just being a holy huddle was just like use being a ship in a harbour. It's safe but it isn't the point.
A ship in a harbour is safe, but this is not what ships are built for.
(John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic)
When then looked at the idea of "Go". We have to leave the harbour and fulfil our purpose. We often have this idea that the going is just for missionaries. They leave the comfort of the walls of the church and do bold, exciting things for the sake of the Gospel. Whereas, we normal types just do boring things confines to the walls of our church building. However, we are also called places. This may just be our street, or our school or our place of work. But we're called to bring God's glory to where we are.
Then I handed out some stickers, to remind them that we are called to bring God's glory to the world.
- Have you ever been or wanted to be a missionary?
- Where are you called?
- Do you find the idea of being a missionary wherever you are exciting, scary or just daft?