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The Church and Her Mission
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The Church and Her Mission

Our Lord Jesus gave the church a mission: preach the gospel and take care of his flock. This mission is a continuation of Christ's ministry in the world.

Before his ascension to heaven, the Lord Jesus said to his disciples, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit*, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age" (Matthew 28:18­-20).

The church takes on Christ's authority and must bring the gospel to the world. It is through preaching that people may have the opportunity to listen and believe. And as people believe and are baptized, the church grows. The church also needs to bring up the faith of the members by teaching them to obey the commands of our Lord.

By fulfilling her mission, the church is also preparing for the coming of Christ. There will be a great wedding banquet for Christ and his bride--the church. That will be the finale of God's salvation plan, when the believers will join with the Lord and be with him forever.

* That is, the name of Jesus (see John 17:11; Acts 4:10­12; )

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