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Prescription for Action

Posted: July 05, 2016

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

- Matthew 28:19-20

At ALC, we try to remind people that this Great Commission of Christ is not a "Great Suggestion." Jesus wants us to go and do it. The word "commission" literally means "an authorization or command to act in a prescribed manner or to perform prescribed acts."

What's most exciting about this Commission is the "authorization" part. Jesus is sending us with the "prescribed" authority and power of his Name. He knew we would face opposition, but he told us that he would be with us always, and that our going and doing would be in his name and under his authority. So... will you?

Lord, help me to lead and love people everywhere I go. I know that through your love and through Christ's Name that people can and will come to know you. In Jesus' name, amen.