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The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 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 everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:16-20
 

Do we see an ever-expanding company of dedicated people reaching the world with the Gospel as a result of our ministry?

 

Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word

Colossians 4:2-3
 

At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains, so that I may make it known as I should.

Colossians 4:3-4
 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Acts 1:8
 

Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

Colossians 4:5
 

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”

2 Corinthians 5:20
 

When Jesus had washed their feet and put on his outer clothing, he reclined again and said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you? You call me Teacher and Lord — and you are speaking rightly, since that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done for you. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13:12-15,35
 

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 28:19
 


 

in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. Yet do this with gentleness and reverence, keeping a clear conscience, so that when you are accused, those who disparage your good conduct in Christ will be put to shame.

1 Peter 3:15-16
 

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From many. For many. To One.

 

The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 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 everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:16-20
 

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I also send you.”

John 20:21
 

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.

Luke 19:10
 

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time.” – CS Lewis, Mere Christianity

 

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

2 Timothy 2:2, NIV
 

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Jesus has entered there on our behalf as a forerunner, because he has become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:19-20
 

Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter. – Charles H. Spurgeon

 

It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is
meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
– CS Lewis, The Weight of Glory

 

To Pass the Baton:

  • become a disciple
  • make disciples
  • don’t be insular
  • fix your eyes upon Jesus
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    Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Hebrews 12:1-2
     

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  • Where do you plan to be present missionally?

     

    “Today salvation has come to this house,” Jesus told him, “because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”

    Luke 19:9-10
     

    In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. The Holy Spirit is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.

    Ephesians 1:13-14
     

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come! Everything is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    2 Corinthians 5:17-21
     

    Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 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 everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

    Matthew 28:18-20
     

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

    Acts 1:8
     

    All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

    Matthew 28:18
     

    And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

    Matthew 28:20
     

    Are you prayerful?

     

    Prayer is the dividing line between those who share the gospel with ease and those who struggle to share the gospel, are afraid of sharing the gospel, or make excuses for not sharing the gospel. Let me state it even more bluntly: Prayer is the difference between Christians who share the gospel and Christians who don’t. – Them Rainer

     

    Are you present?

     

    From one man he has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. He did this so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

    Acts 17:26-27
     

    Are you prepared?

     

    In your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

    1 Peter 3:15
     

  • G – God’s image
  • O – Open fellowship
  • S – Sin introduced
  • P – Penalty and price
  • E – Enter Jesus
  • L – Life Everlasting
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    Are you persevering?

     

    1 Peter 3:15
     

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    For the past few years we’ve partnered with Lansing Area Aids Society to provide 120 Thanksgiving meals for families in our community. The estimated cost of the meal is $95. After signing up, you’ll receive a shopping list in your email and instructions to donate for the perishable items. We are so thankful for your faithful generosity and this opportunity to care for our neighbors!

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