Chapter 9 : ' The Hobbit '

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Chapter 9 Recap – Where to from here? “Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!” – Dr Seuss “Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit God’s purpose in Christ is to reconcile all things to Himself to the praise of His glory. The church is the body of Christ in the world—the means by which the world will know that Jesus Christ is Lord, and through which all believers will reach maturity in Christ and unity in the faith and knowledge of Christ. To fulfill His mission to reconcile all things to Himself, God sends you and me, the church, into the world to spread the gospel, to evangelize, to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, and to embody in its corporate life the message of reconciliation. Lofty words indeed. God is God. He will achieve His ends. We can either be part of His plans or we can hide in the shadows. Jesus did not shrink back from giving us instructions. He was blunt, direct, and authoritative. No room for discussion, shades of meaning, different interpretations. As they say, “Which part of ‘go’ don’t you understand?” Just “go.” Not a call, but a command. The “go” may be a walk across the street to help and witness to a neighbor, it may be picking up

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