“18 And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matt. 28: 18-20

To think this means, go get decisions or prayer cards for Jesus, is to miss the point. The call is for disciples, the call is to teach them to observe, or better put, obey all Jesus commanded.

All Christians are called to this and are given the local church to do so. Trying to do this outside the local church disregards the fuel, tools and community Jesus gives us for such a impossible mission.


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