Jesus Christ And The Holy Spirit

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These words are so popular for many Christian communities, they might be considered a brilliant dogmatic theology, “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” (28:19). This commission turns the church’s attention to the Gentiles mission without excluding the Jews. The Great Commission challenges the church of the twenty first century still, to bring others into a relationship with God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit while remaining the mission of the church, and molding our call to mission and ministry in our contemporary world. Our task, as a church, is just as crucial today to teach and embody Jesus’ teaching, life, and attitude as when the gospel writer penned these words. Just as the writer of Matthew noted, we too must be confident that God’s abiding presence in Christ is available to us as we seek to share the gospel news. “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (NRSV 28:20). As I have read this scripture within the context of our recent studies, I have gained a new perspective. A theological and spiritual perspective that calls me to an awareness of a much greater mission, to seek to understand more fully what it “really” means to be a church or community that desires to respond to the call and ministry within the world and community that we live and have influence. The Abundant Life Center (ALC), a Community of Christ congregation, is nested in the Midwestern

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