INFUSE To Be On Mission – Part 1

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 9 – Day 6)

READ John 16:4-15 4 “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.7…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 9 – Day 5)

READ John 7:25-52 25 Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? 26 And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? 27 But we know where this man…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 9 – Day 4)

READ John 7:1-24 1 After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. 2 Now the Jews’ Feast of Booths was at hand. 3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 9 – Day 3)

The Words of Jesus As our church began discussing the various Crossroads where we could serve, I decided that mine would be Where I Work.  I have no kids, and work seemed like the best fit. I prayed for God’s guidance, as my company seems to occasionally go out of its way to bow to…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 9 – Day 2)

READ Matthew 3:13-4:1 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 9 – Day 1)

READ John 16:4-15 4 “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.7…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 8 – Day 6)

READ John 16:8-11 [8] And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: [9] concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; [10] concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; [11] concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 8 – Day 4)

READ John 15:18-27 [18] “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. [19] If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you….

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 8 – Day 3)

Struck with Awe There is a lady I work with whom I have a bit of a strained relationship with (we will call her Lisa here). Lisa can be a bit difficult at times, and has very untraditional spiritual beliefs that she knows differ from my own. She frequently speaks of karma and reincarnation, and…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 8 – Day 2)

READ Acts 2:1-12 [1] When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. [2] And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. [3] And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 8 – Day 1)

READ John 16:8-11 [8] And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: [9] concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; [10] concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; [11] concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 7 – Day 6)

READ Ephesians 4:17-32 [17] Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. [18] They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 7 – Day 5)

READ Ephesians 4:1-16 [1] I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, [2] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, [3] eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 7 – Day 4)

READ Colossians 1:24-2:5 [24] Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, [25] of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 7 – Day 3)

A Lesson in Forgiveness I was at home visiting my parents a few weeks ago and we went out to eat. While we were there, I saw a family sitting across the restaurant that I knew.  I knew them because the husband was part of a leadership team that once fired me from a job….

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 7 – Day 2)

READ Colossians 3:12-17 [12] Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, [13] bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. [14] And above all these put on…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 7 – Day 1)

READ 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 [1] For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. [2] But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. [3]…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 6 – Day 6)

READ 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 [12] For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. [13] For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 6 – Day 5)

READ Philippians 1:18-30 [18] What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. To Live Is Christ Yes, and I will rejoice, [19] for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 6 – Day 4)

READ Hebrews 12:12-17 [12] Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, [13] and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. [14] Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 6 – Day 3)

“I never thought of it that way.” Our company sponsors an event each year which is a dove hunt / clay shoot. We invite veterans and their families to spend a day with us in the outdoors. This year I had a chance to have a long talk with one of the veterans that I…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 6 – Day 2)

READ James 4 [1] What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? [2] You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. [3]…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 6 – Day 1)

READ 1 John 4:7-21 [7] Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. [8] Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. [9] In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 5 – Day 6)

READ 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 5 – Day 5)

READ 1 Corinthians 13 [1] If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. [2] And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 5 – Day 4)

READ Romans 12:3-8 [3] For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. [4] For as in one body we have many…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 5 – Day 3)

TGIF! My wife and I live at an apartment complex near the medical district. Our apartment is full of young professionals. I don’t see anyone stirring on Sunday morning when we leave for church. This is an upscale version of distant lands where we send missionaries to spread the gospel to those who don’t know…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 5 – Day 2)

READ 1 Peter 4:7-11 [7] The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. [8] Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. [9] Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. [10] As each has received a gift, use…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 5 – Day 1)

READ Ephesians 4:11-16 [11] And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, [13] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 4 – Day 6)

READ 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 [1] Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. [2] You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. [3] Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 4 – Day 5)

READ 1 Peter 3:15, 2 Timothy 2:24-26 [15] but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, – 1 Peter 3:15  [24] And the Lord’s servant…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 4 – Day 4)

READ John 14:6, Romans 10:9-10, 13 [6] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6 [9] because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 4 – Day 3)

Sharing the Gospel Each Week Every week, my family and I lead a Bible study with Chinese friends in our home.  We are blessed to share the gospel with them every week!  By God’s grace we are able to disciple these friends even before they become Jesus followers. SCRIPTURE Acts 17:10-12 [10] The brothers immediately…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 4 – Day 2)

READ John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 16:30-31 [16] “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16  [8] For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 4 – Day 1)

READ Genesis 1:1, 31, Revelation 4:11, Colossians 1:16-17, Romans 3:23, 6:23 [1] In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1  [31] And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. – Genesis 1:31  [11] “Worthy are…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 3 – Day 6)

READ John 17:20-26 [20] “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, [21] that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 3 – Day 5)

READ Acts 8:26-40 26-28 Later God’s angel spoke to Philip: “At noon today I want you to walk over to that desolate road that goes from Jerusalem down to Gaza.” He got up and went. He met an Ethiopian eunuch coming down the road. The eunuch had been on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 3 – Day 4)

READ Luke 24:13-27 [13] That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, [14] and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. [15] While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. [16] But…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 3 – Day 3)

The Power of the Gospel After connecting with other young couples in our neighborhood, we helped to start a little Bible study with some awesome believers from a different church in the area. We meet a couple of times each month, and we share a meal before discussing a book by a well-known Christian author/pastor….

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 3 – Day 2)

READ Isaiah 52:13-53:12 [13] Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. [14] As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind— [15] so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 3 – Day 1)

READ Acts 8:26-40 [26] Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. [27] And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 2 – Day 6)

READ John 17:6-19 [6] “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. [7] Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. [8] For I have given them…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 2 – Day 5)

READ John 4:1-26, 39-42 1-3 Jesus realized that the Pharisees were keeping count of the baptisms that he and John performed (although his disciples, not Jesus, did the actual baptizing). They had posted the score that Jesus was ahead, turning him and John into rivals in the eyes of the people. So Jesus left the…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 2 – Day 4)

READ Acts 5:12-32 [12] Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. [13] None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. [14] And more than ever believers were added to the Lord,…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 2 – Day 3)

We are just one link I was at a training on reaching Muslims for Christ, and when we finished we were challenged to go to a Mediterranean restaurant and try to engage with someone.  So I grabbed a couple of young guys in the training session and we headed out at 2:00 PM for a…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 2 – Day 2)

READ Acts 3 [1] Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. [2] And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 2 – Day 1)

READ John 4:1-26, 39-42 [1] Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John [2] (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), [3] he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. [4] And he had to pass through Samaria. [5] So he…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 1 – Day 6)

READ John 17:1-5 [1] When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, [2] since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. [3]…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 1 – Day 5)

READ Acts 14:21-23, Galatians 6:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 21-22 After proclaiming the Message in Derbe and establishing a strong core of disciples, they retraced their steps to Lystra, then Iconium, and then Antioch, putting muscle and sinew in the lives of the disciples, urging them to stick with what they had begun to believe and…

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 1 – Day 4)

READ Mark 2:13-17 [13] He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. [14] And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him….

INFUSE To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 1 – Day 3)

After the Rains My girlfriend and I recently decided to break up. It became clear to us that God was calling us in two different directions, and we believed that our ministries are better separate than they are together. While talking about going our separate ways, we both had a strange peace about the whole…

Infuse To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 1 – Day 2)

READ Matthew 10:16-25 [16] “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. [17] Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, [18] and you will be dragged before governors and kings for…

Infuse To Be On Mission: Part 1 (Week 1 – Day 1)

READ Acts 14:21-23, Galatians 6:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 [21] When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, [22] strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must…

Infuse To Be On Mission: December 31

READ Philippians 2:1-11 [1] So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, [2] complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. [3] Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit,…