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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | September 5, 2018

Today’s Verse for 09/05/2018

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. — Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)

Thought

Last words! The last words of a parent to a child leaving for college… The last words of a loved one at the bedside of someone dying… The last words of a friend before moving to a distant place… These last words are chosen with care because they leave a lasting impact. Jesus’ last words are our marching orders. “Go make disciples of all peoples! To do this,” he emphasized, “you must go where they are, baptize them, and then teach them to do what I taught you to do.” The words are not hard to understand, so what are we doing about obeying those last commands?

Prayer

Father from whom all peoples derive their hope, use your Spirit to rouse within me a passion to share your grace with others. Nudge me out of my safety zone and call me into your empowering and sacrificial grace so that I can help others come to know you. In the saving name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

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