The Great Commission: Matthew 28:16-20
The gospel fulfills God's promise to Abraham.
Last Sunday, our kids closed their time in the New Testament by finishing on the Great Commission. Despite the fact that some of the disciples still doubted, Jesus still commissioned all eleven to go forth an teach all nations to obey everything he commanded, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The command to go was not just to those they felt comfortable with or got along with real well, but to ALL nations, those from various backgrounds, crossing cultural barriers to proclaim the gospel. Lest the disciples think their task would be impossible, Jesus assured them He would be with them always (Matt. 28:19-20). We are not alone, the Spirit of Christ, who is also in us, goes before us to prepare the hearts of those who believe. Good news!
This week everyone should be on Week 42 in the Old Story New devotional book.
Not this Sunday BUT NEXT SUNDAY, May 7th, we'll launch our new curriculum in the Old Testament. Long Story Short Family Devotionals were handed out this past Sunday and will be available to our families for free in the Sundays ahead. Yup FOR FREE! It is our joy and desire to give you tools to shepherd your kid's hearts and so we decided to cover the cost because we believe it best connects the church and home. Devotionals will be available again May 7th at both the resource table and at the kids check in table. It is this devotional that will go along with the curriculum we're teaching on Sunday morning.
Also on Sunday May 7th, kids will be called on in the gathering to quote their memory verse which is Isaiah 53:5-6.
We hope you have a great rest of the week! We look forward to serving with you this Sunday as we scatter into our communities embracing this Great Commission to reach our neighbors for Christ.