Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

John 3:16 by Flick user Doug Floyd

John 3:16 by Flick user Doug Floyd

This is a good quote from Matthew Sims over at “Borrowed Light.”

John 3:16’s “For God so loved” is more than a nice sentiment we paste on our bumper sticker or coffee mug. It’s a missional marching order. God loved so he sent. Jesus submits and evil cannot contain the love he sheds abroad on the world. He rises up from the dead and out of this sudden turn of events he now commands us to go. Just as he was commanded to go and love. We are commanded to go and love.

Get that?

“Missional Marching Order.”

That’s a new way for me to look at John 3:16, which I love. I have usually seen that as a more “evangelical” Scripture and less as a word for the church. That’s a cool twist.

 

[Photo Credit/Creative Commons]

May 19, 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: