Like a marching band, our sport teams learn to play with precision and powerful motion. There is an artful beauty about this harmonious endeavor. During a game they purposefully move toward the goal set before them…a MARCHING BAND of players!
During Jesus’ ministry He attracted a parade of followers. Among them were the ones He asked to permanently join His entourage to be taught, challenged and mentored in the ways of God. They were a MARCHING BAND of Christ Ones …Jesus’ disciples.
It was after Christ’s resurrection that He gave “the Great Commission” to this band of disciples in the parade of followers. He charged them to move out into the main streets of their world and with one voice proclaim the Good News of God’s love just as He had done...
“God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life…” Matthew 28:18-19a The Message
As Christians, we are a called-out band of Christ Ones with these same marching orders. Because the MARCHING BAND of Jesus’ disciples precisely followed His commission, we are in God’s eternal EASTER PARADE today. We purposefully move toward the goal He has set before us knowing that we can accomplish it because of Jesus’ final promise in this charge…
“… I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19b The Message
ANSWER JESUS’ CALL…JOIN THE BAND!
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