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Jan 07, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
V. Teaching them all things that I have commanded you.
How do we disciple the new converts? Evangelism followed by sacraments and teaching the word of God helps to create a Christian community.
Sacrament—"Baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." The ... [More]
Dec 03, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
Who are we discipling? All nations. There is no exclusive race or nation who would be exempted from this process. Jews, Greeks, Romans, Africans, Americans, Asians and Latinos, the wise and the barbarians, the rich and the poor, the educated and the illiterate must be discipled.
As human beings, ... [More]
Nov 03, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
Why are we going? Missionaries have different reasons and motives to go to the mission field. But the command is clear—“to make disciples.” The verb [matheteuein] “to make disciples” occurs only four times in the New Testament, three of these in Mathew (13;52, 27:57; ... [More]
Oct 06, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
II. Go therefore.
Going out of Israel was not the popular trend of the Jews of Jesus’ time. Coming to Jerusalem was. During their festivity, like Passover and Pentecost, the number of Jews in Jerusalem was swelling. They come from near and far; including those who were in ... [More]
Sep 04, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 2 Comments
Text: Matt. 28:18-20
Mission is a reason for the existence of the church. For the risen and exalted Christ, mission was not a suggestion, it was not an advice given to the disciples, and it was not an AOB agenda of the new community. It was an imperative command of the savior. Hence, it is ... [More]