Sermon Series Suggestions

Options for Sermon Series Outlines:

Pastors have found that the biblical themes utilized in “Joining Jesus on His Mission” give insight and inspiration to their listeners both when used as a stand-alone series or during one of the seasons of the traditional church-year, such as Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter or the last Sundays of the Church Year. 

Whenever it is time to help the people of God join the mission of God, “Joining Jesus on His Mission” can be a helpful tool in your preaching toolbox. (Quantity discounts on the book are available through Dwelling 1:14.)

See below for how pastors have divided the chapters of the book for various occasions and outcomes:

Four Week Series | “Joining Jesus on His Mission”

  1. Title: “The Mission of Jesus” | Text: Mark 1:17-18 | Utilize material from chapters 1-5
  2. Title: “Seeking What Jesus is Showing Us” | Text: Mark 1:15 | chapters 6-10
  3. Title: “The Practices of Joining Jesus” | Text: Matthew 6:33 | chapters 11-16
  4. Title: “Joining Jesus in Our Neighborhoods” | Matthew 9:9-13 | chapters 17-19

Five Week Series | “Simple Practices for Joining Jesus Every Day”

  1. Title: “Seeking the Kingdom” | Text: Mark 1:15 | Utilize material from chapters 7-12
  2. Title: “Hearing from Jesus” | Text: Matthew 7:24-29 | chapter 13
  3. Title: “Talking with People” | Text: John 4:1-7 | chapter 14 and 6
  4. Title: “Doing Good” | Text: Ephesians 2:8-10 | chapter 15 and 6
  5. Title: “Ministering through Prayer” | Text: Matthew 9-13 | chapter 16

Seven Week Series | “Joining Jesus on His Mission”

  1. Title: “What’s Jesus Up To?” | Text: Mark 1:15 | Utilize material from chapters 1-2
  2. Title: “The River Moved” | Palm 46:6-7 | chapters 3-5
  3. Title: “Seeking What’s Already Happening” | Matthew 6:33 | chapters 6-10
  4. Title: “Simple Practices for Joining Jesus: Part 1” | Matthew 17:5 | chapters 11-13
  5. Title: “Simple Practices for joining Jesus: Part 2” | Ephesians 2:8-10 | chapters 14-16
  6. Title: “What Will Your Story Be?” | Luke 10:36-37 | chapters 17-18
  7. Title: “Mission with a Little Help from Our Friends” | Hebrews 10:24-25 | chapter 19

Advent Series | “The Advent of the King”

(choose your text from various assigned advent readings)

  1. Title: “The King Has a Mission” | Utilize material from chapters 2 and 10
  2. Title: “The Long Awaited Season of Restoration” | chapter 8
  3. Title: “The King Invites Us to Join Him” | chapters 2, 11-16 or 17-18
  4. Title: “Mission with a Little Help from Our Friends” | chapter 19

Lent + Holy Week Series | "The Cross and the Mission of God"

  1. Title: "What is the Mission of God?" | Text: Colossians 1:19-20 | Utilize chapters 1-2
  2. Title: "Why is the Cross Necessary to the Mission of God?" | Matthew 16:21-25 (Romans 5:12, 15) | chapters 3-6
  3. Title: "The Mission has a Church" | Matthew 28:16-20 (Galatians 2:20, 1 Corinthians 12:27) | chapters 7-10
  4. Title: "Joining Jesus on His Mission" | Mark 1:14-18 | chapters 2, 8, 11
  5. Title: "The Mission of God through the People of God" | Luke 4:16-21 (Matthew 13:33, John 12:23-27) | chapters 12-16
  6. Palm Sunday | Title: "Why Jesus Pursued the Cross" | Palm Sunday Gospel + Hebrews 12:1-3 | chapters 2, 8, 17-18
  7. Maundy Thursday |Title: "Jesus' Invitation to Missional Community" | Maundy Thursday Gospel + Hebrews 10:24-25 | chapter 19
  8. Good Friday | Title: "It is Finished so It can Begin" | John 19:30 | chapters 2 and 8
  9. Easter | Title: "Jesus is on the Loose! Let the Adventure Begin!" | Easter Gospel + Revelation 21:5 | chapters 2, 8 and 10