This marks a new beginning for us as disciples of Jesus Christ. This is our life together. We will have an opportunity read, study, respond, while we encourage each other in our discipleship.
In Matthew 28:16-20 we find the Great Commission:
But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Notice that in v. 16 the disciples go to Galilee (to the mountain!). Then in v. 19, Jesus says “make disciples.” In other words, what they were (disciples) leads them to make whatever they are — disciples make disciples. This is not something that can be pushed to one person, but involves every disciple of Jesus Christ.
We will explore the implications of this text and many others as we move forward. I am excited about our walk of faith and discipleship together.