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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Sep 30

Written by: Andries
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:59:45 AM  RssIcon

Jesus Christ, King and Head of the church gave us his Great Commission and we can read it in Matthew 28: 18 – 20:
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.”
 
It is now twenty centuries later and God still has no other plan than for us to be instrumental in pouring out his grace in the lives of people and of nations.
He is counting on people like you and me to tell others about his love for us in Christ. He wants you and me and everyone else to proclaim the Gospel.
He is counting on us to find the lost sheep.
He is counting on us to be the welcoming arms that receive the prodigal son (child) back home.
 
Jesus commissioned the church to go and make disciples of all nations. He is speaking as the One who has all power and authority in heaven and on earth. He is speaking as the One who has the authority to give eternal life and create a New Kingdom.
 
What Jesus chooses to do with his sovereign authority and power is to count on his friends and his church to share the Good News of his love, redemption and victory with everyone and every nation. What Jesus wants is more reborn passionate followers to, with a sense of urgency, tell of his love and resurrection that all may believe in him and become God’s children. What incredible love and grace. What an honour and privilege to be part of God’s plan of salvation and justice.
 
Christ chooses to be with us, guarding us, protecting us and sharing his power with us when we join the 2000+ year old family of disciple making followers. No matter where we go and no matter what we face, Christ is right there beside us saying: "Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Mat 28:20)
 
The Gospel of Jesus Christ was not freely and graciously given to us for our personal benefit or ticket to heaven, but that we may selflessly live to make disciples of all nations and become fervent ambassadors of God’s saving grace at work in our troubled and broken world. 

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