Mission is at the heart of God’s will, and at the heart of Waterview too. We must make a shift from doing missions to being missional, involving the local church in evangelizing and making disciples in our communities. Paul’s understanding of the Gospel in Galatians 3:8 has to do with a God who loves to include all families in his blessing.
In a time of uncertainty, how do we live in hope of God’s promises here and now? In Romans, Paul explains God’s original vision for his creation; in spite of the present state of creation, the Gospel announces God’s program of restoration through the person of the Spirit.
At the heart of missions is the nature of God. God first loved us. God first gave to us. When we follow him by faith we want to give what is pleasing to him. In this lesson, Lenin Munguia offers us encouragement for giving toward our annual Great Commission Sunday with a reminder of these principles from 2 Samuel 24:18-25, Phil. 2:5-11 and Rom. 15:16.