Prayers for the Week – The Great Commission

By Mike Ellis

Hello my friends, and welcome to this week’s Prayers for the Week post. Last week, Cindy, Sophie and I went to Virginia to celebrate our niece Kennedy’s first birthday! As part of the weekend, we also went to Stephanie and Shane’s new church in Middletown, the First Baptist Church of Middletown. We had never been before, but the hospitality we received there was very gracious, and quite humbling to us. During his sermon, Pastor Mike Blitch spoke on what we Christians are called to do in our daily lives — and front and center, our focus needs to be on witnessing to others, to make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout all the lands. In Theology speak, I know of that as the Great Commission, as illustrated in Matthew 28:16-20. Let’s read it together here:

16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name …read more

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