RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day two)  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”  (vs 19)  I borrow a title from John Lennon because I think he is psychologically correct. (His theology is a different story)  Our failure as children of God is often at the point of imagination.  We cannot (do not) conceive a world different or better and by this lapse we perpetuate the one we have.  The days after the resurrection were “bright horizoned”.  Having experienced what they never imagined, the Lord required the disciples to imagine something else.  Not a kingdom that would belong to Israel, the Lord called them to consider a WORLD unified by a growing group of “learners”, a transnational, transcultural family, united in the Spirit, loving each other and serving others as they pressed toward a better world promised by God.  This dream ignited a fire.  Imagine!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. I can imagine this. It often feels so close that I can almost “taste it” (seeing so clearly at least some of what is possible and what we are called to) and yet it is so very far away (in my particular situation and for our nation). So I will continue to cry out to the Lord for just that…”a family of faith united in the Spirit, loving each other and serving others as they press toward a better world promised by God” (admittedly your words sound much better than mine usually do). May it be so, Lord… may it be so.

    I am so fortunate to have been able to listen to your first teaching on the prophets. I am looking forward to the rest of the series. Thanks!

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