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Rev. Dr. Howard McFarland                         Administrator – Lead Bishop


This Month, I want to Share in my Blog,

We are excited about 2019 and look forward to working with you in your Ministries.



This Month, I want to Share in my Blog,

Matthew 28:18-20 (AMP)
18 Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always[remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion],even to the end of the age.”
THE GREAT COMMISSION we all have heard Teachings & Sermons on this Passage of Scripture.

All 4 Gospels & Acts also records different facets of the “Great Commission” and without each of them, there may be something lacking in our understanding of what Jesus wants to do through His church.
In Matthew “Go & Make Disciples, Baptize them & Teach Them.”

15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 They will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.

In Mark Proclaim to everyone, & as Believers signs will follow them

Luke 24:45-49
45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 And said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

In Luke, to open their Mind to Teaching of understanding Scriptures, Be Witnesses to what they were taught & saw, only after they was clothed with the power from on high.

John 20:21-23
21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they have forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

In John they were sent by Jesus as earthly representatives, was marked by the Holy Spirit, and endued with Power from on High.

Acts 1:8
8 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.
In Acts they Received the power of the Holy Spirit, to be witness of Christ, and start the early Church.

Theirs would be a global impact. The whole world would be touched.
This is very different from present habitual pursuit of good attractional church services on Sunday mornings, and well-organized programs, classes, and seminars during the week in clean, modern, well-furnished facilities, which use the latest-greatest equipment and technology. Much of what is thought of as ministry today is better categorized as institutional advancement facilitated by both managing and suppressing the fickle appetites of come-and-go-consumers, in the power of human ingenuity.  We are in danger of telling ourselves that we are indeed alive (or believing it because we’ve built such a reputation) simply because we are busy, complex, and “state-of-the-art”
I share that last part because the first Christians did not have our “ministry delivery system” and they grew by millions and millions of people in a matter of decades. They had (and they lived) the Great Commission in organic, every-day, intentional ways.

As I share this, it makes me wonder, if we lived and did Church by the way of the Great Commission, what impact could we have today. I know we have a lot more Technology today, which if used correctly could reach this and future generations. However, I believe we as the Church {the Body of Christ} has made the Church into a social club, we want everything done to attract the masses. By doing this have we taken God, Christ & the Holy Spirit out of the Church.
As we go into 2019, what do we need to re-evaluate, or change, how we carry out the GREAT COMMISION


Dr. Rev. Dr. Howard McFarland


Rev. Dr. Howard McFarland

Administrator, Lead - Bishop





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