• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

Mission11 Europe Update[3]

The Mission11 Europe conference closed out this morning with time around God’s Word and God’s table.

Kevin from the US Support Center talked from Genesis 40:23-41:1 about the “white spaces” in our lives. There was “white space” in Joseph’s life where a great deal of change must have occurred in his character as he waited those two years for God to deliver him out of his situation (41:1).  He challenged each of us about returning to our normal life where it can appear that God sometimes may have forgotten us.

Kevin put it this way:

While experiencing the white spaces of life: (i) We must not expect others to meet our needs; (ii) we can experience the love and faithfulness of God; and we can learn to wait on God and experience his goodness in our lives.”

That was the kind of encouragement we all needed as we head back into our everyday lives and ministries after this time away.

Jerry followed with a time of communion, and I think what was interesting was the way he introduced this time.  He asked about the symbol common to all believers.  Most of us responded by saying, “the cross”, which is correct he said.  However, another symbol that the Lord gave us was “a table”, for it was around the table that the disciples gathered for the Last Supper.  Around that table, the Lord reminded His disciples about what he was about to do and the promise of life with Him that His death and resurrection would provide.  The table is a place of rest, of hope, and of promise.

Thanks WT Europe for the time together of prayer, talking about vision, and living community together!

 

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