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This isn’t a conclusion to this series, it’s a commissioning. We aren’t commissioning you to go to church, we’re commissioning you to be the church. We’re commissioning you to be the church in our city. We’re commissioning you to show people that Jesus is the better Savior. We’re commissioning you to live as instruments of grace using the everyday rhythms of your life. Jesus didn’t die for our sins to sit on his grace, he died for our sins to spread his grace. The cross didn’t just open the door for our salvation, it started the process for creational restoration. Salvation happens through faith in Jesus dying for our sins on the cross, creational restoration happens through living as instruments of grace like Jesus taught. So where is Jesus sending you? Is he sending you to reach middle school, high school, college students? Is he sending you to reach other clients, employees, business people? Is he sending you to reach a neighbor, a friend, a person in your family? Who is Jesus sending you to reach, and how does he want you to reach them?
There’s many more chapters of salvation and restoration to be written, and Jesus wants to write them through you! The question is will those of you who are skeptics follow Jesus as the author of your story, or keep trying to write your own story? Will those of you who are believers follow Jesus as the author of your story, by being more intentional in reaching those he wants you to reach, using the everyday rhythms of life? Jesus said in John 7:38, “Whoever believes in me as the Scripture says, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” City Awakening let’s believe Jesus is the better Savior, and flood the streets of our city with rivers of living water! Let’s believe Jesus is the better Savior not just for our lives, but also for the lives of those in our city. Let’s believe Jesus is the better Savior remembering this isn’t a conclusion, it’s a commissioning!