Sabbath: Our Mission
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 5:14-16; Luke 24:48-49; John 20:21; Matt. 28:19-20; Rev. 14:6-12.

gless09-2014cMemory Text: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14, NKJV).

Early in Jesus’ ministry, He called Peter and Andrew to be His disciples, which meant that they were to lead others to Him: Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matt. 4:19, NKJV). Later, the Lord appointed twelve disciples that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach (Mark 3:14, NKJV). Christ sent out the Twelve Apostles and later seventy disciples to evangelize as well (Matt. 10:5-15, Luke 10:1-12). During forty days after His resurrection, Christ appeared several times to His disciples (1 Cor. 15:3-8), and He placed the responsibility of preaching the gospel in their hands (Acts 1:2-3). Again and again He entrusted them with the gospel commission. Though none of the gospel writers recorded every word Jesus said, each one set down a few sentences of the Lord’s instructions, each account emphasizing a different aspect of the gospel commission and thus providing us with valuable insight into its purpose, methodology, and scope.

This week we’ll look at the gospel commission as Jesus Himself presented it.

*Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, August 30.

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  1. Jesus has built a very strong church on the rock and he has prayed to our father to give it unity. and now the church needs to grow its our responsibility to make this chuch to grow by spreading goodness to all nations and baptizing them in water and spirit

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    • Joash, I like the way you put it: It is our responsibility to "spread goodness to all nations." :)

      If we kept in mind that it our job to "spread goodness" or the "Good News," rather than "correct doctrine," I think we would be much more successful in representing Christ to the world and in winning people for His Kingdom.

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  2. Since Jesus emphasized and entrusted His disciples with the responsibility of spreading His gospel, the same implies to us today. Beginning first in our homes with spouse and children and then the place of work and neighborhood. What a responsibility which should be carried out prayerfully.

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  3. greater is our responsubility. last weeks lesson showed us the foundation of the church being built on The Rock n the same who is The Foundation prayed for the the disciples that they should preach n teach the word n even those that would believe i them now thats u n me. the relay stick is in our hands now those before us did their part and were even more glad to the point of inking it,"For i am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, BUT UNTO ALL THEM ALSO THAT LOVE HIS APPEARING." now u wont be shy to say out in public that u love someone right meaning u love his or her appearing. if we love we will tell the world n along with brother Paul we will receive a crown of righteousness

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  4. Now we must already be a peculiar and consistent people in our homes, family, communities, our place of work and where ever we travel outside of our homes. The Amish people comes to mind, when i consider the Great Commission entrusted to us by Jesus to carry out to the world and the completion of the work of salvation for mankind. The Amish communities and their way of life will attract people by its unique lifestyle and set them apart from what we called a regular/secular people. When we surrender ALL to Christ and allow Him to use us to fulfill this work, we will reflect the light of Christ and attract the attention of the world to hear the gospel of salvation with converting power emanating from the One and only Source which is Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit indwelling in us.

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  5. The sole mission of God was to save souls into God's kingdom. Christ came into this world to save us from the penalty of sin. He started it and teach us how to make disciples into discipleship.

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