A bi-monthly publication by World Bible School.
At the beginning of 2021, I shared with our church a lesson entitled, “Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New” (quoting Alfred Lord Tennyson). The lesson looked back in remembrance, forward in anticipation, and upward for guidance and strength.
New Face! What is that about? This Action! has two themes: First, the baton, and second, the new face of internet teaching.
When Jesus gave the Great Commission, did He realize the implications? Did He know how weak His disciples would be, then and in future generations? Yes, the Commission’s context frankly reports their hardhearted doubts (Matthew 28:17; Mark 16:14).
“Make disciples!” That is Jesus’ primary imperative at the apex of Matthew (28:19). The same verb is translated as “trained” in Matthew 13:52. The noun form, mathetes, frequently refers to Jesus’ followers who stay close to learn from Him and imitate Him (Matthew 10:25 cf. 1 Corinthians 11:1).