Dr. W's Reflections...

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          Because of all that God has done, all that God is now doing, and all that God will continue to do, we can be optimistic about our future if we will but allow the Lord to keep writing the script for the “life” that we now share together as a church family. And one way we can be confident that God’s plans will continue to be worked out for us and that God’s mission will continue to be fulfilled through us is by praying this prayer: “Lord, send people to us and send us to people”  

          We have been blessed by God to be a blessing to others. What we share together is special...because the “life” we share together is sacred.  


The Lord be with you,


Wyatt

   

“I resolve  to live in such a way that the light of Jesus Christ will rise up and be revealed by me.”


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GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES


          Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20). 


          It’s called “The Great Commission.” And, for 2,000 years, the Church has heard these words of Jesus as our marching orders because this “Great Commission” that Jesus first gave to his disciples 2,000 years ago is the same “Great Commission” that he gives to us today. This “Great Commission” of Jesus is, in fact, an “invitation” to you and me again today...inviting us to “go” and commanding us to “make disciples,” i.e., followers of Jesus Christ by sharing the gifts of God’s love, joy, peace, and forgiveness with them.

          Since we have been blessed to be a blessing, we cannot simply serve as defense attorneys for God held up in the court of a church sanctuary. Instead, we are now commissioned by Christ to be his “ambassadors” as God chooses to make his appeal to others through us (cf., 2 Cor 5:20). But thankfully, the Lord is not just sending you and me out on a mission forhim; instead, the Lord promises to be “with” us...and to be with us “always”–even to the end of the age.