JESUS WITH SKIN ON
We are the presence of Jesus that people can see. The love we show, the patience we have, the notice we take, the attention we give, the truth we speak, the hope we inspire—is not just us, but Christ living in and through us.
Notes and Next Steps
Galatians 2:20, 1 Corinthians 12:27 + Part 4 of the series "Joining Jesus On His Mission"
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Jesus showed up for people in need.
- Nicodemus in John 3 asking the hard questions he was wrestling with
- The woman at the well in John 4 entangled in toxic relationships
- The disciples in Matthew 18 arguing over who was the greatest
- The woman in Mark 5 suffering for years from unanswered health issues
- The crowds in Matthew 9 who were harassed, and ready for some good news
- The man in Mark 9 who needed faith but didn’t know how to believe
- The rich young ruler in Luke 18 ruined by the attraction of wealth
- The woman in John 8 who slept around and nearly threw her life away for sexual fulfillment
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
There are people in your life whose own lives will change because you are Jesus with skin on.
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEP
A. Do you know who you will invite to Invite Your One Sunday?
- Fill out two identical Invite Your One cards.
- Keep one card. Prayerfully be ready for and respond to what Jesus is already doing in their life. Invite them. Give them a CrossLife invitation with QR code.
- Place the other card in a prayer collection box for the CrossLife prayer team. Watch for Jesus to show up.
B. Don’t know yet who you will invite to Invite Your One Sunday?
- Take home two Invite Your One cards.
- Prayerfully be ready for and respond to what Jesus is already doing in your life, getting people in your life ready for their next step.
- See Step A.
C. Do you want your kids to join Jesus on his mission?
- Take home two Invite Your One cards per child.
- Walk them through Steps B then A.
- Promise them popcorn, popsicles and kids tattoos on Invite Your One Sunday.
- Fill out two identical Invite Your One cards and follow the instructions on the other side of this insert >>>>
- Visit HeGetsUs.com and browse the videos and articles. Find one that inspires you for Joining Jesus on His Mission. Share with your group and explain why.
- Read John 1:14. Pause at each word and reflect on its meaning. Discuss it. How does it apply to Jesus’ incarnation? to you joining Jesus on his mission?
- Pray with your group through the names on the Invite Your One cards.