The schools are back, the holidays are over, and our church groups are all restarting. The new year at church, work, and home is an exciting time full of new opportunities. On Sunday 1st February we are going to gather all the congregations of our church together for our Kick Off service. This is an important time to come before God at the start of the new year to commit ourselves afresh to the old task given to us by the Lord Jesus himself.
Just before Jesus ascended to heaven he gathered his disciples on the mountain and gave them a task that has been passed down the centuries to us. Jesus says – – “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
My family and I spent a week of the holidays at Katoomba attending the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Summer School. It was so encouraging to hear how Jesus’ disciples are making disciples in so many parts of the world. That is the old task which God has given us to do in in Dundas and Telopea. So, will you recommit yourself to this task? How will the promise of Jesus shape your prayers and priorities in 2015?