Greetings my friends. It is Sunday May 21ST 2023, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this great new day of believing, following, trusting, loving, and being more like our Lord + Savior Jesus Christ. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.
This morning is the 30TH anniversary of the debut of my first product online – MANx CAT BBS. It was a dial-up bulletin board system located in my home in Melbourne Florida where readers (friends and fans) used their respective computer to dial-in to my computer via my home telephone number and modem. Once connected – they participated in various message boards on different topics, and they chatted with me in real-time (if I was on my computer at the time).
That bulletin board was a fun experience that lasted a little over 4 years, and a hit music web site was spun-off from it in 1995. This blog was a spin-off of that web site in 2007 when it debuted on MySpace.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been on social media for exactly 30 years – from age 26 to 56. I still enjoy hosting a media that readers (friends and fans worldwide) look forward to reading on a regular basis. I appreciate you !
As I used to say and write back in the day as a #SysOp – let’s get back on-topic here. A few weeks ago here on #SundayScripture I began transcribing my sermon on “Paul & Titus” that I preached to my church family on March 05TH 2023. Here’s Part 4:
[CONTINUATION OF SERMON]
Paul – and Titus – were carrying out the instructions of Christ – in Galilee – on the mountain – when He told His disciples – (Matthew 28:18-20)
“I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore – go and make disciples of all the nations – baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always – even to the end of the age.”
That’s the Great Commission. You know every one of us are disciples of Christ. I’ve told this story many times, and it’s worth repeating over and over again. Back during my first full year of salvation – in 2007 – a special guest Pastor – who would eventually become our Executive Pastor for a short period of time – he called me out – by name – during the middle of his sermon. It came out of nowhere. He said – “Christopher Day – you are a disciple.” I nodded “no I’m not” from my movie theatre seat. (We did church in a movie theatre back then – the former Flagship Cinemas on Campbell Drive.) He saw me, and then he proceeded to proclaim why I’m a disciple. It gave me the chills. It gave me goosebumps. I was stunned. But – I believed. I believed that this wretch that was saved – I once was lost – but now I’m found – was blind – but now I see – that I am a disciple of my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. It was the most powerful sermon of my 8 years with my previous church family – just down the road from here. I will remember that sermon forever.
So discipleship is all about learning to become more like Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who repents of sin, and trusts in Jesus, and obeys His teachings. So if that’s you – and I think it is for everyone in here – then you are a disciple of Christ.
The Great Commission applies to all of us who believe and follow Christ. We are commanded to go and tell the world about the God we know. That’s proclaiming the Gospel. That’s teaching the Gospel. Proclaiming and teaching. That’s preaching. We’re all preachers in our own unique ways. You see some disciples lead churches, and all disciples are the church. You and I – we are the church. We are disciples of Christ. We are preachers. We are priests. We are a royal priesthood.
[TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK]
If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. The best is yet to come !
Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:
The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
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