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, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20a)

Pilot over intercom to passengers: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is we are ahead of schedule. The bad news is we are lost.”

Jesus commanded his disciples to go and make disciples of everyone.  That is where the church is always to be headed—in the direction of others to bring them to Christ.  There is no one method of doing that.  All the ways to evangelize involve teaching others through word and actions the good news of God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ.  That is our purpose and our goal.  It’s easy for the church to be distracted and get lost in all the different ideas about what a church should be and do and what different people want and expect.  Jesus’ instructions focus on where we should be going and what we should do.  May God keep us on course.

Dr. Sam