GA's and RA's will have their recognition service Wednesday, May 6th in the Chapel at 5:45.
THE GOSPEL PROJECT - Jesus Gave the Great Commission
After Jesus' death and resurrection, He appeared to His disciples over a 40 day period. At one point, He appeared to over 500 disciples. Then He appeared to James, His half-brother, and the rest of the apostles. During that time, Jesus taught them about the kingdom of God. Some disciples wondered if Jesus was going to restore the Kingdom of Israel.
Jesus and the Father had a different plan for the disciples. Jesus directed the Eleven to go to a mountain, where He appeared to them again. When Jesus appeared, they worshiped Him, but some still doubted. Before we condemn the disciples who doubted, they had not yet received the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.
On the mountain, Jesus gave his disciples the Great Commission. First, Jesus stated that all authority had been given to Him. Before the resurreciton, Jesus had authority as God the Son. Through the resurrection, however, the Father gave Jesus far more than even Satan had promised. Through Jesus' death and resurrection, God subjected everything to His beloved Son.
Jesus commanded His disciples to go into the world and preach the gospel, the good news about Him. The Great Commission is not just for missionaries far from home. All believrs are called to share the gospel with others, to teach them to obey God's commands, and to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus finishes His commission with a profound promise: "And remember, I am with you always,to the end of the age".
COMING SOON in THE GOSPEL PROJECT
May 10 Jesus Ascended to Heaven
May 17 The Holy Spirit Came