Disciples, Christ & the Kingdom 

Before We Were Born God had a Plan for Our Lives

Jeremiah 1:4-10  The word of the Lord came to me, saying,“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you part; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future.

God says this as you are seeking him.  The next verse says that if you seek him he will be found by you and all of the wonderful things that he has in store will begin to come clear as you follow Jesus in order to be forgiven by the Lord God in heaven.

Matthew 28:16-20, 16the eleven went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17When they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.

During a very horrifying time, Judas Iscariot's suicide, Jesus being crucified and the affor scattering of the disciples, and now Jesus raised back from the dead and he calls for a meeting! This was centuries of death, destruction, and mayhem, raping women and killing children. Jesus just rose from the grave and he is leading the disciples to get up and go out and do something?!

18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you until the very end of the age."

This was the beginning of the spreading of the good news about Jesus. He came back from the dead and saved us from our sins.

God is gracious to all who will share in the death, burial and resurrection of his Son. Now, each of us is a part of the body of Christ and each of us must do his/her part. What part does each individual play.

There is a pandemic out there seperating us from each other and what God mandates us to do. My role has been clear to me since 1988 when I was baptized. When I was told to look at it like God just tore up the list of my sins. I believed it and went off telling whoever I could because Jesus saved me from death, even death on a cross. No matter what I do it all comes back to sharing my faith to win souls for Christ. Phone, letters, computer, Skype, Facebook, messenger, anyway possible.

What do you believe your part is in the body? It can be fun finding out. Just ask me.