#009: God's Mission at the University (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

#009: God’s Mission at the University (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

This podcast session is the second part of the talk that I gave at The University of Texas at Dallas. The topic I am addressing is “God’s Mission at the University”.

In order to unpack this idea, I will be using Acts 2:36-47 as the main text. If you haven’t done so yet, go back and listen to session #8 to gain more context. You can find that session at www.linsondaniel.com/8

The university is a critical juncture in the life of a person. College students are away from home, away from parents, and many are making decisions within the next 4 years that will impact the next 40 years of their life.

It is vital for college students to meet Jesus within this timeframe and within this context. The university is one of the best moments in a person’s life, especially when Jesus is in the mix. The university is where I gained clarity about Jesus.

Session #009

Original Photo by Ivan McClellan Photography (cc)

Original Photo by Ivan McClellan Photography (cc)

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Main Outline

God’s Mission at the University

Main Text: Acts 2:36-47

Talk Outline:

  1. We Must Be People Devoted to God’s Mission
    • Demonstrating God’s Love
    • Declaring God’s Truth
    • Investing into the unique opportunity of the campus
  2. We Must Be People that are Devoted to Community

    • By Studying God’s Word
    • By Gathering together and spending time with one another
    • By Breaking bread and remembering Jesus
    • By Praying together and being sincere
    • By Inviting people to join our community

Reflection Questions

  1. What is my part in creating a healthy community at my campus, my family, my work, my church, etc.? What do you need to do differently?
  2. How can I get better at studying God’s Word? Gathering with other believers? Praying for one another? Or Helping people meet Jesus for the first time?
  3. What is going to be my legacy? Am I doing my part to reach people around me – especially on my campus?

Resource Links

  1. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt – affiliate link
  2. Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents by Jeanette Yep, Peter Cha, Susan Cho Van Riesen, Greg Jao, and Paul Tokunaga – affiliate link
  3. Excellence in Leadership: Reaching Goals with Prayer, Courage, and Determination by John White – affiliate link
  4. Leadership Essentials: Shaping Vision, Multiplying Influence, and Defining Character by Greg Ogden and Daniel Myer – affiliate link
  5. Who Says You Can’t Be Awesome at Sharing Your Faith? – blog post
  6. Experience God’s Story in High Definition – blog post
  7. 4 Paradigm Shifts that Will Energize Your Team of World Changers – blog post

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Do you have any questions about this session? How can you declare and demonstrate God’s Love within your context? Are you interested in reaching the university? Please share below!