Again our purpose is very intentional...
”making much of God, making disciples of Jesus.”
Making much of God means focusing your attention, and that of others, on how huge and amazing God is. It’s to live this life with jaw-dropping awe, seeking and seizing every opportunity to point to Jesus, who is our Life! You can magnify things with a microscope or a telescope. A microscope takes something tiny and makes it look larger than life. But a telescope takes something huge and far away and helps us see it a little more clearly. This latter metaphor is making much of God. It’s like we get to view the most breathtaking painting—the Masterpiece with no maker—and it’s so monumentally huge that we just see a corner here and a color there. The whole experience is inspiring and occasionally we get to show others what we see. It’s living the God-centered life and encouraging others to do the same.
Making disciples of Jesus is the most honorable task on this planet. The Greek word for “disciple” means “learner.” A disciple is someone who is learning to let Jesus live through them. You’ll notice that, in almost every message, Kyle will emphasize trusting in, clinging to, and relying on Jesus to live and love through us. We carry this emphasis through multiple settings: large group worship services, small groups, and disciple-making tribes. When Jesus is living through us, these five passions will show increasingly manifest:
- loving and living the truth of God’s Word.
- growing and guarding healthy relationships within God’s family.
- having both spontaneous and scheduled times of intercession.
- seeking and seizing opportunities to be a blessing to others.
- having caring, Christ-centered conversations for the joy of evangelism.
Basically, we're out to change the world through life-changing relationships with Jesus Christ.