Daily Dose, Journey to the Holy Spirit — April 19

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "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, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:16-20     Daily Dose: Journey to the Holy Spirit   During Lent, I participated in a Bible study led by @alpharetta.methodist Discipleship Director Wes Maston. During one of those sessions, the video presenter pointed out that, in the Bible, no one ever has a significant personal encounter with God WITHOUT also being given marching orders from God. God shows up, and then God sends out. Obviously, encountering the risen Christ on the mountain top must have been an inspiring, amazing experience for the disciples. But while this encounter confirmed Christ’s identity to the disciples, it was also accompanied with a clear mission. Rather than staying on the mountain top, Jesus let them know that their mission was to GO. Go and tell. Go and preach. Go and love. Go and serve. Go and teach. They would not go alone, and neither do we when we take up Christ’s mission. He is with us always! Rev. Brad Greene