In this session, David helps us investigate how Christ’s reign is manifested as his Spirit works through his Church to reach with the Gospel the unloved, disinherited, oppressed, impoverished and, above all, unreached, whether neighbors or nations.
Jesus reigns as he empowers his people to further the Gospel ministry worldwide. Concerning this dimension of Christ’s reign through his followers, Paul writes about “the commission God gave me … to make known among the nations the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ … to this end I labor, struggling with all His energy he so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1).
Christ scatters the strongholds of dark powers as he brings God’s purposes to their ordained climax. Our mission advance, even when it involves suffering for Christ, is all about experiencing the victorious supremacy of Christ now.
The Christ Institute Sessions
Video 7:2 – How does Christ extend his ministry through our ministry?
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." - 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
After Completing Your Video:
Pause: Spend a minute in silence, reflecting on today’s teaching. What was the most meaningful part for you? How did it speak to you?
Reflect: In what ways did today's teaching video give you greater reasons to put your hope in Christ alone -- for your life, for your church, for your generation? As well as for eternity?
Apply: What is one insight about the glory of Christ you gained today that you would like to share with one other believer before the day is over, in order to help that person gain a little bit larger vision of the greatness of Christ, too?
Pray: What would you like ask the Father to do in your life by His Spirit that would deepen some facet of your relationship to His glorious Son?