Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:1-11.
Let’s not be too hasty to move on from Easter without noticing the implications for us today of the words of Jesus in “The great commission” (Mt. 28), and the commissioning of His church “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8)! We don’t have any comment in Matthew about a response to Jesus’ words of commissioning, but in Acts we do. That seems to start in Acts 1:10 with those who witnessed Jesus being taken into heaven, standing around in bewilderment (“Looking intently up into the sky” is what it actually says!). But that soon moved into action.
As we near the end of this teaching of series, where are we? Are we still standing around wondering why Christians believe that Christianity is true and worth believing? Or are we allowing all that we have looked at together to move us into being an active church, equipped and ready?
The congregation was encouraged to share, first with the person next to them, and then with someone across the other side of the church their responses to the three questions posed by Jean.
We then looked at a video before moving into Communion.