Archive for February, 2014

February 1, 2014

The Great Commission at Mount Hermon (February)

Exciting things are happening at Mount Hermon. A couple months ago we voted to simplify the way we organize ourselves as a church. We did this so that we could spend less time in committee meetings and more time proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

There is a passage in Scripture that Baptists have held dear for the 200 years there have been Baptists on the earth. It has been branded The Great Commission since it is Jesus’ last charge to his disciples before he ascends to the Father. We have seen his words as a commission not just to the few disciples who heard him speak these words but to all disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the world and throughout time, including us. Jesus commissions us in this way,

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing 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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 28:18-20 NIV

We these words echoing in our hearts, we created teams to help us fulfill this Great Commission at Mount Hermon. The Outreach Team to assist the church in proclaiming the Gospel. The Discipleship Team to assist the church in living out the Gospel. The Children/Youth Team to assist the young ones as they walk with Jesus. And the Music Team to help us take that next step in bringing together disciples of all generations in worship.

Instead of me telling you what they are doing, they will tell you in this newsletter. They won’t be able to do it without you! Get involved. Dive into the adventure that God has for us as a church. As we walk the Great Commission, God is sure to surprise us with boundless blessings in Christ!

In Christ,

Pastor Rich