WPC Warm Up, May 15, 2017
On Thursday, May 25th, the global church celebrates Ascension Day of the Lord. We at WPC will be reflecting on two Scriptures surrounding the Ascension story: Acts 1:1–11 and Matthew 28:16–20. From the New Testament perspective, Ascension is an interim time, a period-not unlike Advent-between the promise of Easter and fulfillment at Pentecost. Our sermon is entitled, "Two Commands and a Promise." When Jesus met for the last time with his disciples in Matthew 28, he gave them the Great Commission. "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...And remember I am with you always to the end of the age." We will be looking at this two commands of Jesus: to "go" and "to make". How do we go? In whose authority do we go? And how are we today making disciples? By word and example? And finally, Jesus promises his very presence in the church and in our personal lives to the "end of time".
Like Ascension, we at WPC are in a period of transition. Interim months can be challenging but I believe they lead to health, growth and vibrancy.
Come and worship at the traditional service (9:30am) and the contemporary service (11:15am).
Charles Svendsen, Interim Pastor