Tim Challies – Mission in a Changing World

The mission stays the same but our methods may change.

St. Frances of Assisi “live the gospel if necessary use words.” We reject that. Use words.

The Great Commission in a Digital Word

Matthew 28: 19-20

1) Go

Not on your couch

Go where the people are

a) Going while sitting in front of a computer?

b) Cyber churches?

c) Community today is more shared interests than shared location

d) Go and love – love your neighbor Love needs closeness. Trading real world relationships in favor of virtual relationships.

e) “How beautiful the feet” ( Romans 10:15) not the fingers

2) Preach – communicate

a) More communication in quantity and less in quality

b) Less present over extended distances

c) Less authenticity when communicating online

3) Disciple

a) Demanding

b) Distraction- lack of thinking

Digital devices are evolving to distract us. Shallow thoughts lead to shallow lives because we are distracted. Down times to think. Chewing things over.

c) What are we meditating on day and night? Facebook or God’s word

d) 1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.


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