June 28, 2020

Many are familiar with Jesus’ Great Commission — to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

This week we hear Jesus Small Commission (Matthew 10:42) — “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”  This passage reminds us that discipleship is not about grand and glorious things, but humble acts of service to the least of these.   Likewise, God’s love to us isn’t always about grand and glorious things, but daily acts of love and service toward us that give us new life.  Throughout the sermon, Pastor Rob weaves in reflections on the Great and Small of Baptism and life as a baptized Christian; not simply because this made sense theologically, but also because this Sunday we had the baptism of two elementary school boys.

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