Kingdom Mission to the World
By Venerable Dr Ifechukwu U. Ibeme
Comment on The Chapel of Grace Blog:
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The Church is Go!s chosen agent of "is #ingom in the worl toay. Before theChurch$ Go ha calle %braham out of his kinre to worship the &i'ing Go an teachhis escenants the way of the &or (Gen )*:)+,)- so they woul arise an shine tolighten the Gentiles (Isa /0:),1 an be a blessing to all nations. The mission of theChurch is that i'ine purpose for which the Church has been 234T I4T5 T"3 657&D asChrist!s DI2CI8&32 an 6IT432232. Gratitue to Go an lo'e for Go an humanitycombine to moti'ate the Church unto her faith an worship$ life an work. The Churchis the C599U4IT of Go!s reeeme people C%&&3D 5UT 5; T"3 657&D anC599I22I543D not only for C599U4I54 (
I4the worl but also for 9I22I54 (
T5 the worl. In "is <nalwors accoring to 9at =*:)*,=0$ Christ commissione the Church to go into all nationsto
till the en of this age$ in orer to win an raise
(18) Then Jesus came up and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been givento me.(19) Thereore, as you go, !#$%&' all the nations, A%T*+ them in the name o the ather,and o the #on, and o the -oly #pirit,(/) T'A$-*+ them to 0' all that have commanded you. And remember, am 2ith you eachand every day until the end o the age."
6hat the Church oes in holiness an lo'e among the members is her
with one another an in Christ ()>ohn ):1$ +. 6hat the Church oes in holiness anlo'e towars the worl is her
for Christ an like Christ (>ohn =0:=). This
(witness an goo works to the worl in'ol'es:
<rstly 3V%4G3&I2%TI54 through the 873%C"I4G of Christ!s sa'ing Gospel to theunsa'e to become isciples of Christ?
seconly 9I4I2T7%TI54 through compassionate 237VIC3 to the society as the@mercifulA an the @peacemakersA? an
thirly C"7I2TI%4I2%TI54 through righteous an responsible %CTI54 as @lightan saltA for ustice an orer in the society.
o eectiel< sustain the 'hurch9s 'ommunion and Mission+ it is necessar<that 3isciplers and Word Ministers of the 'hurch labour to 2#)&#' $) )A!%H# "A!%" b< edif<ing them with the equipment of od9s Word which willenable the saints do the wor- of the ministr< properl< =#ph >:77,7>; 5im 5:5;?:7>,7@.
The Church is calle an commissione by Christ an empowere with the "oly 2pirit tobear 6IT4322 for Christ an "is sa'ing Gospel to all the nations of the worl (9att=*:)*,=0? 9ark )/:),)*? &uke =:/,-? %ct ):*. This is a elicate an compleE task. This missionary
for Christ in'ol'es: e'angelistic
(or I4CU&TU7%TI54$ coeEistence