Sunday, May 5 - Great Commission and Spread of the Gospel


We start the month in Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1-2 as we listen in on the last conversation Jesus had with His disciples before going back to heaven. He gave them a huge mission—to share His message to ends of the earth. He also promised that they wouldn’t have to do it alone. He would send the Holy Spirit to help. When the Holy Spirit did come at Pentecost, the Spirit gave the disciples power to accomplish the task Jesus set out for them.

Bottom Line: Keep going because God is with you. We all have jobs to do. Some jobs feel completely overwhelming and make us feel like we want to give up. God can give us the strength we need to keep going and finish what we started.

Scripture this weekMatthew 28:1-6, Acts 1-2

  • Life Application: Perseverance - Refusing to give up when life gets hard

  • Bottom Line: Keep going because God is with you

  • Memory Verse: “But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength. They will fly as high as eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow weak..” Isaiah 40:31


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