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"An Unfinished Task" by Mark Prater
Date: 2017-06-25
Text: Matthew 28:16-20
Series: n/a; Guest Speaker
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2017-06-25 • Mark Prater • Matthew 28:16-20
Song: Facing A Task Unfinished

Verse 1

Facing a task unfinished
that drives us to our knees,
a need that, undiminished,
rebukes our slothful ease,
we who rejoice to know Thee
renew before Thy throne
the solemn pledge we owe Thee
to go and make Thee known.

(Original words and music by Frank Houghton. New words and music by Keith Getty, Kristen Getty, Ed Cash, & Fionan de Barar)

“For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment-what to say and what to speak.”John 12:49

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heal.” Gen. 3:15

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb’…and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever!! Amen.’” Revelation 7:9-10, 12

“Mission exists because worship doesn’t.” John Piper

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” Matthew 1:1

“in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3c

“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith…There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.” Galatians 3:26, 28-29

“Our gospel-centrality entails not only treasuring the gospel personally but sharing it passionately.”

“The directive to make disciples demonstrates the ecclesiological dimension of the mission: missionary work and church must not be separated since the very goal and purpose of missionary work is the creation of a community of disciples.” Eckhard Schnabel

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8