Scripture: Matthew 28
The Image to the right is a word cloud of the most popular words in Matthew. The bigger the word, the more often it is used. I thought it was a lovely way to conclude our time in Matthew!
Observation: I love the resurrection story! Love is bigger than death! Love is bigger than evil! God wins! Church scholars call the last few verses, the great commission. Where Jesus tells us what to do. He commissions us to send us out into the world! And What a commission it is! He gives us things to do, but ends with, “I will be with you always, even until the end of the world.” That part us preachers often seem to leave out when we preach on those words. But today, those are the words I needed! Jesus won’t leave me, EVER!
Application: Its time for me to relax under the notion that Jesus is with me always. That I can do all the things I do, because Jesus is here. And that my life will be different because he will never leave me. Its time to live remember that Jesus will always be here!
Prayer: Jesus—I’m ready to go make disciples. Give me eyes for the hurting. Give me ears for those who need your love. May I be for you a witness into all the world with the knowledge that you are always here! Amen.
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June 17-- Mark 4-Mark 6
June 18-- Mark 7- Mark 9
June 19-- Mark 10- Mark 12