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November 23, 2012

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RUSHVILLE — Plum Creek Christian Church

Scripture teaches us to tell others about Jesus Christ. This is what is referred to as the Great Commission. It is the mission of every born again believer to go into the world and make disciples for Jesus. To disciple simply means to teach new believers how to study the Bible, pray and live a life in obedience to God. This is a great responsibility and what Jesus commanded us to do. Although this was not the case in the lives of the first disciples of Jesus.

After the death of Jesus the same people who were dedicated followers were now together locked in a room for fear of the Jews. At this very moment all fears were put to rest. Jesus miraculously appeared before them! The first thing he said was, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

What a difference the Holy Spirit made in these once fearful followers Jesus found locked in fear. Their mission had how become clear. They were no longer hiding the fact they were followers of Jesus. They would no longer remain quiet that Jesus really was the Son of God. As Christians we too have the power of the early disciples. When we give our lives to Jesus we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. That is when we know the reason we were put on this earth. Jesus tells us, “All power on heaven and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Teach them everything I have taught you, and I will be with you always, even until the end of the age.”  Are you making disciples for Christ? If you are a Christian this is your mission.

Main Street Christian Church

A Manna Mission will not be served on Nov. 27 due to the Thanksgiving Dinner ministry. The December Manna Mission Dinner will be served on Dec. 18.

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