“I have a whole bunch of people that have bought into this missional community thing and lifestyle–living like missionaries in our city–but HOW do you keep them motivated? They start out all fired up, but after a while, they seem to fizzle out.” Sound familiar?
This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why you need Gospel Motivation to lead your church, small group, or family toward a life on mission with God… and what happens when you don’t.
For those of us that were raised in the church, there is a sense of the law and legalism when it comes to having a motivation to live on mission with God. Legalism, at times, produces outward change but not on a lasting heart level. Using “should” and “supposed to” only leads to fear or self-righteousness. Neither of these are good motivators if you want to sustain a lifestyle and movement within your tribe.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- How the ‘American Dream’ life may be a smokescreen in your life and a convenient excuse for not living on mission.
- Why what you believe in your head will change what you believe in your heart.
- How the gospel changes ALL of our motivations, affections, and even our locations.
- Why a “Christian life” lived under the wrong motivation is not attractive to non-believers.
From this episode:
“The Good News of Jesus comes into our lives with the reality that we are both horribly sinful and needy AND more loved and accepted than we could ever hope for. We have new, eternal life as our inheritance. No possible carrot could entice or fulfill beyond this. There is no condemnation for us in Christ; gone are any sticks that would beat or shame us into action. Love is our clarion call and gratefulness is our motivation!”
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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Free training webinar Caesar mentioned – Gospel in Everyday Life
In light of today’s topics, you might find these resources helpful:
- Is Your Church Suffering From Spiritual Schizophrenia?
- How to Lead Your Small Group or Church Toward True Missional Living