“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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
This passage of Scripture is known as “The Great Commission.“ It is the command of Christ to His followers before His ascension into heaven. It describes our work until the close of this age. Until Christ returns we believers are to reach people for Christ, mark them as believers through baptism, and teach them to obey Christ and His Word.
Recently, we have emphasized baptism and making disciples. Today I want to encourage you in teaching and training new followers of Christ, both young and old.
God wants us to know His Word, and He wants us to obey and follow His Word.
Would you help me and our other pastors as we seek to emphasize what Jesus told us to do? We need to be learners, and we need to be teachers. We desperately need to prepare the next generation to lead and to serve.
In this weekend’s sermon I intend to emphasize the importance of godly parents and faithful churches in the lives of children and in our community.
Please make every effort to attend (or to view) our worship services. Please begin looking for a Connect Group where you can plug-in and grow in Christ through fellowship and the teaching of the Word. Please look for a place where you can serve Christ through His church and through your community.
As we study Genesis 2 this week we see how God “presented” Eve to Adam. Sound familiar? The traditional marriage ceremony today reflects this as the bride’s father presents her to her husband. The lesson’s title is Worshipful Partnership. God created man for worship and as Adam and Eve reproduced, they were to raise up worshipers. As Christians, our pastor is asking us to fulfill our kingdom purpose in making disciples (worshipers of the One True God). A friend, who is a Licensed Christian Counselor, told me recently that as we teach others and make disciples we are ministering to those who are “Floundering on the edge of darkness”. It doesn’t get more descriptive than that!
I love God’s Word and hope you do to.
Thank you Waylon for your devotion and sharing God’s Word with us. Your insight has been a blessing to me. I have missed you since last month, and pray that you and your family are well and blessed.