The final command of Jesus Christ to the church He established during His three years of ministry is found in Matthew 28:19-20.
Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
The word “Go” tells us that Jesus was giving them a mission, a cause, a purpose to fulfill. There was something they had to do, and it required them to go.
The word “ye” tells us that He addressed them as members of one body. They were to do this together, accountable to the Lord AND to one another for fulfilling this command.
The word “teach” tells us that He had given them a message by which this mission could be fulfilled.
Jesus gave them a vision of being Members with a Message on a Mission.
You are invited to come discover with us what it means to be members of a local church, entrusted with the message of Christ, and charged with the privilege and responsibility of sharing it with others. Through the end of March, our Adult Bible Study will be “reDiscovering Church.” Each Sunday morning at 10:00am we will be discovering God’s purpose for the church and how it benefits our lives. Our Sunday morning sermon series at 11:00 through the Epistle to the Ephesians will reinforce important aspects of Vision 2015.
I am looking forward to seeing how God will use this vision to deepen our roots, grow our faith, and use us to make a difference in our community as we live out the vision of being Members with a Message on a Mission.