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It’s going to be OK (even if it’s not)

14/01/2024 - Matthew Destry

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And
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, baptising 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 behold, I am with you always, to the end of
the age.”

Matthew 28:16-20

Macquarie Dictionary word of 2023: Cozzy Livs

One of Jesus’ favourite places, and the disciples on their faces

The issue of authority

a/ Jesus’ defeat of the devil
b/ Jesus’ defeat of death

If “Cozzy livs” was your word of 2023, let “Because He lives” become your word of 2024

Hold up… I don’t see it.

He is working His authority through you

1/ As you go, make disciples: He makes us good news bringers
2/ Baptise, and be baptised: We surrender to him (baptism), immersed in body and mind
3/ Teach, and be taught: He puts His words into our hearts

“To the end of the age”