Week 52: Monday

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After his resurrection, Jesus met his disciples on a mountain. When he appeared our Lord declared that all authority in heaven and earth were now given to him. He commanded them to therefore go and make disciples of all nations. Christ our King calls all of us to evangelize, equip, and empower new generations of Christians. The Great Commission provides an overall outline for the Church’s threefold witness in the world to make disciples. The Church gives witness by going and making disciples (evangelizing the lost in the world), by baptizing (incorporating new believers into the assembly of believers), and by teaching (instructing disciples to do everything Jesus commands and so grow to maturity in him).

By dying on the cross for sin, entering death, and coming back alive, Jesus overcame the power of the evil one. He broke his hold on the world. The strong man is bound. Now his house may be plundered. Based on this he commissions his disciples with the authority to go to all nations. There is no place that Jesus is not Lord. Nowhere is off limits for his Kingdom.

Jesus, we honor you as Lord, the one who holds all authority in heaven and on earth.

Monday: Jude; Rev. 1-2

As those created in the image of the divine King, humanity was to spread and reflect his glorious reign by subduing and ruling the entire earth (Gen 1:28-28). . . . To subdue the earth was to extend God’s garden sanctuary throughout the earth and thus prepare the way for the presence of Yahweh to permeate the world entirely.

~ Uche Anizor and Hank Voss, Representing Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016. pp. 29-30.

Let God Arise! Seasonal Focus
The Everlasting Dominion to Come, Daniel 7.1-18

Book Reading
Anizor and Voss, Representing Christ

Special Church Year Service
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24, 2022

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