In the face of current events, it is easy to cower and run for cover. However, Christ reminded His disciples that as He was persecuted, being His followers we should expect the same. Then He gave them their marching orders a succinct call to action …
THE GREAT COMMISSIONI believe that God has revealed a simple plan whereby we all can fulfill the commandment/instruction to make disciples. We weren't instructed to go build financial empires or erect great ornate cathedrals. We were instructed to make disciples and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. I have long held that we can help heal the world through relationships. That is why I believe that the simplest way to disciple is to spend quality time together over an expended of time - to eat together, examine God's word (the Bible), and pray for each other.
18-20 Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
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