The Mission of God's People
What does it mean to be a Christian, and to belong to the body of Christ? Who are we? And what are we here for? What is the purpose of being a Christian besides being ‘saved from condemnation’?
If God has a mission, what is the mission of God’s people? These talks will help us get a better perspective on God’s story in the whole of the Bible, and understand the mission that God has entrusted to us, as we participate with God in his mission.
Do you know what is the overall plan and mission of God?
What is the mission of God’s people, and of ORPC?
Join us for the upcoming SoCM talks by Rev Dr Clive Chin & discussions with the pastors.
Date: Sunday 7, 14, 21 Oct 2018
Time: 11am to 12.15pm
Place: Dunman Basement DB5
7 Oct: Who Are We & What Are We Here For?
Who are we as the church? What is the purpose of our existence? The answer to those questions depends on what story you are part of. We will examine Exodus 19:1-6 to see the self-identity of the Israelites as God’s chosen people when they received the law at Mount Sinai. What can Christians learn from the covenant that God made with Israel regarding our self-identity and our participation in God’s mission on earth?
14 Oct: Reading the Whole Bible for Missions
Does God have a mission, a plan, or a purpose that he himself is working toward? What is the grand metanarrative of the Bible? In Ephesians 1:9-10, one of the most succinct definitions of mission, Paul says: “(God has) made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfilment— to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.” This talk will help us to gain a better understanding on the whole teaching of the Bible on the mission that God has entrusted to the church.
21 Oct: The Mission of the Church
We will explore God’s intended design and purpose for the church. Does our church understand its DNA to be missional? Christians have different understandings of the mission of the church, ranging from evangelism, social justice, and creation care. What is God’s mission? What is the mission of God’s people? We will examine Matthew 28:18-20, concerning Christ’s Great Commission and its application to the various challenges facing the church today.