... there is comfort and challenge in the final verses of the gospel of Matthew. While Jesus does comfort us with the thought that He will be with us to the ends of the age, He also challenges us to go out and teach others about Him, baptizing them in His name, the Father's name, and also the name of the Holy Spirit. If you mark in your Bibles, I want you to write out beside that passage in Matthew 28, "The fulfillment of Daniel 7:13-14" as a reminder of God's faithfulness. Daniel 7:13-14 reads, "13 “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. 14 And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed." Again, we see comfort and a challenge - comfort in the knowledge that if we are a part of His kingdom we shall not be destroyed or suffer eternal punishment, but a challenge in knowing that there will come a day when all shall answer before the Ancient of Days. What are we doing to prepare ourselves and those around us for that day? I pray that you all have a good week full of opportunities to reach out to our community and the communities where you work and live with the good news of Jesus Christ.

In Him,