This Sunday we will be ending our series on Who are we…With the last message, We want to actively invite the faces we see each day into the way of Jesus.
The scriptures we will be looking at this week are…
Matthew 28:18-20 New Revised Standard Version
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
John 21:15-17 New Revised Standard Version
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
Acts 1:6-8 New Revised Standard Version
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Go and make disciples…
Feed my sheep…
You will be my witnesses…
What comes to your mind when you read these scriptures?
Are these statements reserved for missionaries and people who will travel abroad?
What do these scriptures mean for us?
What do these scriptures mean for those who live here, work here, have job responsibilities, work responsibilities, family responsibilities in this local community.
How does “The Great Commission” fit into our daily lives?
Let’s talk about it on Sunday.