Week 52: Friday

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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).

The term disciple is rooted in the term for a student. Teaching and learning are fundamental to every notion of discipleship. For ourselves we must strive to learn and grow into obeying all that Christ commanded, and we must teach others to do the same.

Rabbi Jesus, teacher, we sit at your feet to learn and obey your instruction.

Friday: Rev. 15-18

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