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Mission Possible

New churches and a new magazine to write for.

Here's my article for September.  Comments welcome.

Mission Possible?
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20a NIV).
Do you remember watching Mission Impossible (the TV series or the films)? In each episode a hidden tape recorder would provide all sorts of details about corrupt politicians, spies and so on and would end with, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to...This message will self destruct in 5 seconds.” Followed by a puff of smoke.
Well these verses from Matthew are the Mission Impossible moment in the Bible. This is the mission that Jesus leaves to his disciples and in turn to us. The heart of that mission is making disciples. Disciples are people who follow Jesus, i.e. who trust in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Our mission is to tell people abo…