It Starts with Jesus' Words
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go 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 obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”
- Matthew 28:19-20 (Common English Bible)
On a Mission
God is hungry to connect with you. To know you inside and out, and for you to know God as intimately as you know your friends and family. God reaches out to us throughout history longing to set us free from sin and to launch us into a life of joy and love. God continues to reach out to us through scripture where we learn how to be Christ's disciples and grow into Christ's likeness.
God does not stop there. We are invited to join God's mission and to spread God's love to the world through sharing God's word and serving our neighbors. God's invitations are called "callings," and we are called to be disciples who make disciples.
Discipleship Challenge: To the Cross and Beyond is an invitation to read through the New Testament beginning January 1, 2018. It is guaranteed (or your money back) to change the way you know Jesus whether it is your first time through the New Testament or your hundredth. Each day the challenge involves reading scripture and responding to a single reflection question designed to make the scripture personal. Most days the reading includes only a single chapter of scripture.
Often we rush through reading scripture if we read it at all. Reading scripture with others calls us to slow down, think deep, and engage authentically. Each person notices something different jumping off the page at them. A group's shared insights and faithful questioning can easily take us deeper than we would go on our own. You can read scripture together by signing up for a small group here or by commenting on these daily blog posts.
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