On Sunday morning we studied Genesis Chapter 49 where Jacob blesses his twelve sons. Studying this passage is great fun from a literary point of view but as well as enjoying the passage in its own right, I also wanted us to see how Jacob was caught up in God's sovereign plan for the redemption of the world and how he died in faith for what God had shown him from afar.
The challenge for us is that we are not just the beneficiaries of the salvation that God worked for us through Jesus Christ (who's earthly line is traced through David, Judah, Abraham and Adam) but we too are caught up in God's plan for the salvation of the world. God has chosen to do this through imperfect people (but justified by Jesus) like us by the building of his church; his glorious bride.
What are the ways you are actively caught up in God's purposes both as a group and individually?
- In the way we live our lives
- through the proclamation of the Gospel
- through our witness
- by being a missional community
Why not use your questions to springboard into prayer for our city in your Witness time?