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A Thousandth Part

A mission statement can be a forceful way to motivate an organization toward a common goal.  Consider Amazon's mission statement: "To be the Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online."  Even when the company only sold books, this vision helped guide it where it wanted to go and to where it is today.

If Jesus’ life had a mission statement attached to it, what would it have been?  I believe it would be what we read in Luke 19:10, “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”  What was lost?  Humanity was lost and Jesus came to find us. 

What does “missions” mean?  It means, “A sending or being sent to perform a service.”  The church has been given a mission.  Essentially the mission is to share the good news of God’s saving grace with those who don’t know or haven’t received it (see Matthew 24:14; Revelation 14:6-12).

Where did mission begin?  The Bible doesn’t record that after Adam and Eve sinned God couldn’t have cared less...

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