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Bernard Gabbott - Sunday, 5 March 2023


Jesus’ command to ‘go’ is logical, powerful, and possible. It is logical because disciples are to come from ‘every nation’. It is powerful because of the authority of the One who gives it. And it is possible, because Jesus assures His disciples of His presence with them, as they obey Him. The danger with this four-word summary of who we are as God’s mob in Narrabri is that it could become all about us, and all about our activity. After all, these are all verbs we do! However, the purpose of this command of Jesus – and our obedience to it – is not for our significance to be known, but for God’s significance to be proclaimed – it is for God’s glory! Perhaps we need a ‘fifth’ ‘g’: gospelling, gathering, growing, going – for God’s glory!

Scripture References: Matthew 28:16-20, Psalms 10:1-18, Philippians 2:5-11

From Series: "The Four G's"

Who are we as God’s people, under this label of ‘Narrabri Anglican Church’? Every week, we read a slogan (a ‘mission statement’) on our newsletter. It is on our letterhead. It is part of our logo. And over the next four weeks, we are going to look at these words (‘gathering’, ‘growing’, ‘going’) and we will add a fourth at the start (‘gospelling’).


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