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Church Update - May 20th., 2024

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20 contains what has come to be called the Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Jesus gave this command to the apostles shortly before He ascended into heaven, and it essentially outlines what Jesus expected the apostles and those who followed them to do in His absence.

 

We find the “marching orders” from Jesus that we know as the Great Commission. There are two things we should remember about it. First, these words are a command. That’s why we call it the Great Commission and not the Great Suggestion. These words were given to every follower of Jesus. If I am His disciple, I am commanded to go and make disciples of others. 

 

These words were not only given to the original eleven disciples. Nor were they exclusively for pastors, evangelists, and missionaries. They are for every follower of Jesus Christ. If we are His disciples, then we are commanded to go and make disciples of others. It doesn’t necessarily mean we need to cross the sea. But certainly, a good start would be crossing the street to talk to a neighbor.

 

Jesus’ words in the Great Commission reveal the heart of God, who desires “all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” The Great Commission compels us to share the good news until everyone has heard it. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

 

Upcoming Events

 

1. Ironman Meeting May 8th at 5:30PM

 

Sunday May 26th, 2024

 

Bible Basics at 9:00 AM

Worship Service 10:00 AM

Memorial Day BBQ May 26th after service BBQ hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream.    

Please bring a side dish.

 

Streaming: Live Streaming will be posted on the church website starting at 10:00 AM

 

Pastor Alex Garcia

First Baptist Church of Three Rivers

If you have any questions, please call 561-4228 or 623-1002

 

 

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