Living Questionable Lives: Five Habits of People on Mission
The New Testament says:
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have…” (1 Pet 3:15-16)
So what does it mean to live lives that raise questions — “questionable” lives, in fact? Join us as we journey through Michael Frost’s Surprise the World in pursuit of an answer.
The Fifth Habit: SENT
Rev Andrew Hill from the B.U.V. shares about what it means to be ‘sent’ on mission.
The Fourth Habit: LEARN
Devote at least one period per week to the study of Christ and his work in the Gospels in order to better acquaint ourselves with who he is and how he ‘fished’ for people
The Third Habit: LISTEN
Develop the habit of spending at least one period per week listening quietly and intently to the voice of God’s Spirit
The Second Habit: EAT
We learn how to practice hospitality around the table in order to open doors into the hearts of people, then eventually share the gospel. Eat with three people a week, at least one of whom is not in our church.
The First Habit: BLESS
Adopt the practice of regularly blessing at least three people each week, at least one of whom is not in our church, through words of encouragement and affirmation, acts of service, and thoughtful gifts. We do not bless people in order to convert them; rather we bless people because that is what we do. We were put here to bless the nations.
New Set of Habits
Mission is a habit! Whereas we often see our faith being exhibited in action, there’s also a strong case to be made for suggesting it can flow in the other direction, too. That is, our actions can shape our faith.
Living Questionable Lives
If we’re trying to live questionable lives, we need to become a godly, intriguing, socially adventurous, joyous presence in the lives of others.
Good News that Changes Things
If your neighbours did an analysis of your life, what would they learn about the kingdom? — Michael Frost