Missio Church - Bismarck

Josh Huseby

Missio Church is a group of regular people following Jesus together. Our mission is to "Love Jesus and Live Sent." read less
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Episodes

Gospel Fluency: Good News, Bad News
Jun 30 2024
Gospel Fluency: Good News, Bad News
Verses Used:Mark 10:17-31Takeaways:The goal of gospel fluency is that we would give everyone around us an opportunity to experience Jesus through us.Jesus was the most gospel fluent person to ever live. Good news flowed from him.Right to the HeartJesus is in essence saying, your money has your heart. Will you give me your heart? (money, future, goals, and dreams).Our actions/decisions/lives are an overflow of our hearts and display what we love most.Jesus is not interested in sharing your heart with others. He is exclusive.Sometimes it feels painful to let Jesus expose our hearts.The reason we sometimes resist Jesus is because we buy into lies.Lies We BelieveGod isn’t against people having things, he is against things having his people.Jesus did talk about the difficulty of those who are wealthy to find the kingdom.Our hearts run after other things because we believe it will make us happy. This is what happens to our hearts when we believe lies.The Gospel of GraceWhat is impossible for man – our salvation, is possible for God.Gaining eternal life on our own is impossible, but through Jesus it is possible. Surrender to Jesus is the pathway to life, not keeping the law.Discussion Questions:What do you think the young man in the story was hoping to hear from Jesus? What did he get?What lies have you believed would make you happy in this life?How did Jesus address unbelief in the rich young ruler?How did Jesus speak the good news of the gospel to his disciples?https://missio.life/home
Gospel Fluency: Bigger Gospel
Jun 23 2024
Gospel Fluency: Bigger Gospel
Verses Used:Romans 1:162 Corinthians 5:17-19Romans 1:16-17  John 20:21Takeaways:Language shapes culture and culture shapes language.Gospel: God himself has come to rescue and restore creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.Vision for Gospel Fluency: If the gospel is going to be good news for every area of life, we most likely need a bigger understanding of the gospelPower of the Gospel The gospel has the power to save us for eternity.Many know how to share the gospel in a thematic way. We focus on themes of truth and share the good news of Jesus in this way.Holy God - God is holy and perfect. We cannot approach him in his holiness.Problem of Sin - Mankind is sinful, we have all failed to live up to God’s standardsJesus as Savior - Jesus came to rescue us from sin and die in our place. He was crucified and rose again on the third day.Personal Faith - Whoever puts their faith in Jesus will be saved for eternity. Their sins are forgiven and they will be with Jesus in heaven after this life.Purpose of the GospelIf the power of the gospel is how we are saved, the purpose of the gospel is why we are saved.The Story includes Creation, Fall, Redemption, and RestorationProclamation of the GospelWe have been given the ministry and message of reconciliation.The kingdom of God expands at the speed of relationships. The gospel moves along the lines of trust.Discussion Questions:If you heard, "What is this gospel that I have heard people talk about?"; How would you answer?What is more familiar to you, the power of the gospel or the purpose of the gospel? How does seeing both together change your perspective?If God’s purpose is to redeem and restore all things, how might he want to use you to accomplish that?What do you think of the statement “The kingdom of God expands at the speed of relationships. The gospel moves along the lines of trust.”Which do you tend to lean toward, the ministry or message of the gospel? Why?https://missio.life/home
Gospel Fluency: A New Language
Jun 16 2024
Gospel Fluency: A New Language
Verses Used:Ephesians 4:1-18Takeaways:Unity in the Church (the purpose)Unity is reflective of God’s nature.Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the picture of unity.Unity comes from living our lives with humility, gentleness, and patience.Too often, the testimony of the church is one of division and arguing.This does not communicate good news to Christians or non-Christians.Gospel fluent people carry themselves with humility, gentleness, and patience.Diversity of Gifting (means of unity)To be a gospel fluent people, we need each other’s gifts. Some are gifted as apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, or teachers.Apostles push into new territory and expand the reach of the gospel.Prophets are in tune with God’s voice and help others also discern what God is saying.Evangelists are storytellers in the Kingdom of God.Shepherds are those who care for others.Teachers are able to explain things in a way that makes sense.If you’d like to know your strength, find the quiz on www.fivefoldministry.comVision for MaturityThe more we mature in our gospel fluency, the more we become good news to others.Discussion Questions:Why do you think so many Christians like to argue, especially on social media?Why does unity matter in church?What might change if the church was better at showing humility, gentleness, and patience?Where did you hear gospel fluency in Renee’s stories?How did the neighbors on her street experience a foretaste of the kingdom?What other observations did you make?
Vision for Discipleship
Jun 9 2024
Vision for Discipleship
Verses Used:Matthew 16:24-26Matthew 28:18-20Mark 5:35-37Mark 9:33-37Hebrews 10:24-25Takeaways:The What We need a bigger understanding of discipleship than books or classes.Here is what we use as a church to define discipleship: “Moving from unbelief to belief in every area of life in light of the gospel.” Jesus can be trusted with every part of our lives.True discipleship is surrendering to Jesus, and helping others do the same.To effectively make disciples, it has to be done in the context of relationships.Jesus’ way of discipleship was not a classroom, but teaching as he lived life with his disciples.The best spiritual growth happens in the context of relationships. This was Jesus’ approach to making disciples.The HowThere are three vehicles of discipleship that we focus on as a church: The Gathering, Missional Communities, DNA Groups.The Gathering gets the family together once a week for worship, teaching, prayer, and serving. Think of this like a school bus.Missional Communities is living life and following Jesus together as a family of servant missionaries. Think of this like a conversion van.DNA stands for Discover, Nurture, and Act. It’s  great for talking, getting to know each other, and really opening up. Think of this like a sedan.The WhyLove for Jesus and love for others.It does cost something to be a disciple who makes disciples.Discussion Questions:Why do you think we sometimes think of discipleship as a classroom exercise instead of a relational process?How does using the right discipleship vehicle for the right purpose make a difference in the transformational process?What questions do you have about MC’s or DNAs?https://missio.life/home
4Gs: Rewind the 4G’s
Mar 17 2024
4Gs: Rewind the 4G’s
Verses Used:Psalm 145:3Psalm 33:10-11Genesis 50:201 Chron. 16:34Psalm 34:8John 4:13-14Psalm 19:1Exodus 15:11Proverbs 29:25Isaiah 42:8Psalm 86:15Takeaways: If we want to get to a place of lasting change, we have to address the beliefs behind the behaviors.We don’t typically think on truth long enough to change the operating system of our hearts.Freedom from sinful patterns does not come by trying harder, but by believing better.God is Great so I Don’t Have to be in ControlHe is more powerful than anyone else. He is present in all places at all times. He is in total control of everything. Nobody else can do what he does. That’s what it means for God to be ‘great’.God is Good so I Don’t Have to Look for Satisfaction ElsewhereJesus told the woman at the well that what she was really thirsty for was not a physical thirst, but a spiritual thirst. Her soul was longing for Jesus. She just didn’t know it.There may be a moment of refreshment or pleasure, but you’ll soon be thirsty again.When we don’t believe God is good, we start to chase the idol of comfort. The truth is only God satisfies our hearts in a deeps, lasting way.Because God is good, he wants us to experience pleasure in this life, but we can put the pursuit of pleasure above God.When God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he gave them all kinds of fruit to eat. All kinds of good things. Just one tree, that one is not good for you. The lie they believed was that God was holding out on Adam and Eve and they ate of that forbidden fruit.God is Glorious so I Don’t Have to Fear OthersWe fear what other people can do to us, or even what they think of us. The Bible calls this the fear of man.When we fear people more than we fear God, we are seeing them as more glorious than God.God is Gracious so I Don’t Have to Prove MyselfWhat is grace? A simple way to explain grace is God’s unmerited favor. We did nothing to earn it, but God is showing his goodness, his favor to us.Freedom from sinful patterns does not come by trying harder, but by believing truth.https://missio.life/home
The 4Gs: God is Good So…
Feb 25 2024
The 4Gs: God is Good So…
Verses Used:John 4:7-261 Chron. 16:34Psalm 34:8Psalm 100:4-5Psalm 119:68John 4:7-26 Takeaways:Freedom from sinful patterns does not come by trying harder, but by believing better.True beliefs bring obedience to God, false beliefs bring disobedience to God - sin.God is good, so I don’t have to look for satisfaction elsewhere.God is Good“That which works for the benefit or betterment of another. That which is good makes us better, heals us, restores us, improves us, strengthens us and makes us right…”When we think of God’s goodness, we can think of it in two ways. One has to do with His character; the other focuses on His actions.God is good and he always does what is good. His being informs his doing.I Don’t Have to Look for Satisfaction ElsewhereJesus told the woman at the well that what she was really thirsty for was not a physical thirst but a spiritual thirst. There may be a moment of refreshment or pleasure, but you’ll soon be thirsty again.Every time we look to God to satisfy our longings we worship him in Spirit and Truth. Every time we look elsewhere, we commit idolatry.Real Life IdolsGod is not against us having good experiences in this life. He has not called us to be miserable people.Discussion Questions:What was something you wanted so bad that promised to make you happy but ended up not delivering after you got it?Can you describe the difference between having things and having idols?Why do we sometimes struggle to believe that God is good all the time?If God is good we don’t have to look for satisfaction elsewhere, how might this apply to your daily life? https://missio.life/home