2014 Mission Sunday:
You are Witnesses
The theme for this worship resource is You Are Witnesses.
In present-day Botswana, conflicting teachings about the
role of Christians and churches have created divisions and
suspicions between Botswana’s church leaders, and between
congregations. Because numerous church leaders fail to live
in a Christ-like manner and are proclaiming unbiblical and
detrimental teachings, the government of Botswana has
actually expelled a number of them from the country. They
have been poor witnesses to the way of Jesus. Other leaders,
with similarly negative messages, remain as do those who
are quietly and faithfully serving in the way of Jesus. The
people of Botswana are left to choose which messages they
will follow. This is the context of our work and witness.
The theme Scriptures for this Sunday focus on the role of God’s people to discern wisely as we witness to God’s Word. These passages show us that we are called to discern and then witness to the true work of God’s Spirit. They also prompt us to be living testimonies to His truth at work in our lives.
|Publisher||Mennonite Church Canada|