The most elegant words in the Bible about our mission?


“Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:21 ESV)

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you:
as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. (John 15:21 KJV)

Concerning Christian mission, is there a verse of Scripture more simple and strong and beautiful than this?

Jesus had both deep humility and fierce resolve (Philippians 2:8). So send I you.

Jesus was a friend to sinners (Matthew 9:11). So send I you.

Jesus loved the unlovely (Mark 3:1–5). So send I you.

Jesus ministered cross-culturally (Mark 8:24, John 4:4–40). So send I you.

Jesus blended grace and truth beautifully (John 1:14). So send I you.

Jesus had an intimate prayer relationship with the Father (Luke 16:12). So send I you.

Jesus did everything ultimately for the glory of God (John12:28). So send I you.

To abide in Christ (John 15:4) means to identify with Jesus—to bear fruit in his Story to bless all peoples and nations.

Is this the Story that runs through my heart? Is this my identity?

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Christmas is a collection of pagan felvatiss that the church tried to hijack and failed!! They therefore celebrate a pagan festival and surely if Jesus existed he would be repelled by that!!But what of Jesus himself?There is not one single mention of Jesus in the entire Roman record that is right not one!!! At the same time as he was supposed to have been around there were a number of Jews claiming to be the messiah all of whom are well recorded!!He was supposed to have been a huge problem to the Romans and produced wonderful miracles but still not one contemporary record?Even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!!At best he was an amalgam of those others!!

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