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4MATe BOOKe REVIEWe OFe THEe GREATe COMMISSIONe TOe WORSHIPe BYe
DAVIDe WHEELERe ANDe VERNONe M.e WHALEY
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Tablee ofe Contents
Introduction................................................................................................................................ 3
Abstract ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Concretee Response .................................................................................................................... 5
Reflection ................................................................................................................................... 5
Action ......................................................................................................................................... 6
References .................................................................................................................................. 7
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Introductione
‘Thee Greate Commissione toe Worship’e bye Davide Wheelere ande Venome Me Whaleye
offerse ane in-depthe insighte intoe thee interconnectede associatione thate existse betweene
evangelisme ande worship.e Ine fact,e thise associatione ise believede toe bee thee coree foundatione
relatinge toe thee fulfillmente ofe thee Greate Commission.e Thee enrichinge booke showse thate thee
Greate Commissione ande Greate Commandmente aree ofe paramounte importancee toe Gode soe ite
ise note righte toe saye whiche ise moree importante thane thee other.e Alle thee chapterse thate havee
beene incorporatede ine thee booke presente ae seriese ofe lifee questions.e Thesee questionse havee
beene presentede toe encouragee thee readerse toe reflecte one variouse aspectse ofe theire lifee
(Wheelere &e Whaley,e 2011).e
Thee papere basicallye presentse ae reviewe ofe thee booke “Thee Greate Commissione toe
Worship”.e Thee reviewe hase beene categorizede intoe ae numbere ofe sectionse namelye thee
abstracte whiche summarizese thee contente ofe thee entiree book,e ae concretee responsee relatinge toe
ae personale experiencee ine life,e ae reflectione one anye questione thate hase beene raisede bye thee
authors,e ande thee actionse thate Ie ame likelye toe takee ine thee futuree aftere readinge thise book.
Abstracte
Thee booke bye Wheelere ande Whaleye askse ae simplee questione toe thee readerse one whate
ise moree importante ine life,e thee Greate Commissione ande Greate Commandment.e Evene thoughe
thee answere toe thee questione ise quitee straightforwarde ase bothe aree extremelye vital,e theree
existe certaine issuese thate muste bee resolvede (Wheelere &e Whaley,e 2011,e pe 6).e e Thee booke
hase beene writtene withe thee intentione toe addresse thesee simplee questions.e Ine additione toe this,e
thee authorse havee alsoe madee ae sinceree attempte toe articulatee thee biblicale mandatee whiche
cane helpe ane individuale toe bee ae “Greate Commissione Worshipper.”e Ae totale ofe twelvee
thought-provokinge chapterse havee beene presentede whiche cane makee ae readere stope ande thinke
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aboute howe toe becomee ae sinceree biblicale worshipper.e Onee ofe thee majore highlightse ofe thee
booke ise thee honeste approache ofe thee authorse (Wheelere &e Whaley,e 2011,e pe 5).e
Thee booke actse ase ae greate motivatione fore alle thee Christianse whoe havee tremendouse
faithe ine Jesuse toe comprehende thee interpretationse relatinge toe evangelisme ande worship.e Thise
ise becausee bothe ofe thesee elementse havee ae keye influencee one howe muche onee obeyse ande
respectse thee Greate Commission.
Bothe worshipe ande evangelisme blende withe onee anothere perfectly.e Bute ine case,e ane
individuale hase anye kinde ofe misconceptione aboute thesee concepts,e thee authorse havee saide
thate ite ise bettere toe addresse thee samee sincerely.e “Onee ofe thee contributinge factorse ise thate
evangelisme ise taughte ase ane individuale choicee rathere thane ae biblicale command.e Thise ise
misleadinge ande dangerouse ine referencee toe thee Greate Commission.”e (Wheelere &e Whaley,e
2011,e pe 13)e Thee simplee statemente showse thate evangelisme cane varye frome onee individuale
toe anothere whiche increasese thee chancese ofe misconceptions.e Theye havee statede thate onee
muste avoide misconceptionse soe thate thee truee messagee ande wordse ofe thee Lorde cane bee
understood.e
Ine ordere toe makee suree thate thee concepte ofe evangelisme ise understood,e thee propere
attitudee ofe ane individuale playse ae criticale role.e Ine casee ae persone actse arrogante ore superior,e
hee wille faile toe understande thee messagee ofe God.e “Thee keye toe effectivee evangelisme ise ae
well-prepared,e obedient,e lovinge ande humblee hearte fore God.e Ae “knowe ite all”e ande “cocky”e
attitudee wille alwayse hindere thee effectivenesse ofe evangelism.”e (Wheelere &e Whaley,e 2011,e
pe 15)e Thee authorse havee touchede upone variouse vitale elementse whiche peoplee ignoree ine
theire lifee whiche makese theme fathere frome thee Almighty.e Throughoute thee book,e Wheelere
ande Whaleye havee dispellede commone mythse relatinge toe evangelisme ande worship.e
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Concretee Responsee
Whilee readinge thee book,e theree wase ae specifice personale memorye thate camee intoe mye
minde instantly.e Whilee thee discussione wase goinge one “Preparinge Oure Hearts”e Ie realizede
thate thee Almightye ise thee onee whoe knowse whate thee beste thinge ise fore us.e Thee incidente thate
camee toe mye minde wase whene Ie wase givinge mye Standarde Xe finale exam,e thee studente sittinge
beforee mee hade gote notese soe thate hee coulde cheate ine thee exam.e Aftere hee hade finishede
copyinge frome thee paper,e hee wase urginge mee toe takee thee notee frome hime soe thate Ie coulde
writee thee exacte answerse toe thee questions.e Evene thoughe fore ae momente Ie wase temptede toe
listene toe hime bute thene Ie realizede thate Ie hade studiede reallye harde ande suche ae stepe woulde
adverselye impacte mye learninge outcome.e Soe Ie dide note paye anye attentione toe hime ande
continuede writinge answerse ase pere mye owne knowledgee ande learning.e Beforee thee answere
paperse weree submitted,e ae surprisee checke wase conductede ande thee studente whoe hade thee
notese wase caughte cheatinge ande hise papere wase rejected.e Ie knewe Gode hade helpede mee toe
makee thee righte decisione ande savede mee frome committinge ae majore mistake.e Ife Ie woulde
havee noe controle overe mye temptatione thene Ie coulde havee beene caughte withe thee notes.e
Ine thee book,e thee authorse havee rightlye statede thate Gode hase hise owne wayse ofe
perfectinge onee ande all.e Hise ultimatee intentione ise toe helpe otherse soe thate theye cane refine,e
improvee ande sharpene theire talente ande ability.e Theree aree timese whene hee putse onee toe teste toe
checke howe welle onee hase understoode hise messagee ande wordse (Wheelere &e Whaley,e 2011,e
pe 58).e Thee lifee experiencee thate Ie havee highlightede camee toe mye minde ase Ie wase remindede
thate Gode wase preparinge mee toe identifye thee differencee betweene thee righteouse pathe ande thee
wronge path.e
Reflectione
Aftere readinge thee book,e Ie cane saye thate ite hase beene ane eye-openere fore mee ine manye
ways.e Initially,e whene Ie startede readinge it,e Ie wase note verye comfortablee withe writing.e Onee
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ofe thee reasonse coulde bee thee extremelye sinceree ande honeste tonee thate hase beene usede bye thee
authors.e Bute graduallye Ie wase ablee toe reade betweene thee lines.e Thee booke containse abundante
informatione thate ae Greate Commissione Worshippere cane usee ine hise daye toe daye life.e Beforee
readinge thee book,e mye personale understandinge relatinge toe thee concepte ofe evangelisme ande
worshipe wase note completelye accurate.e Bute oncee thesee elementse weree coverede ine thee
book,e Ie wase ablee toe understande thesee elementse ate ae personale level.e Fore instance,e
previously,e bye thee terme “worship”e Ie usede toe thinke thate everye Sundaye Christianse visite thee
Churche ande worshipe thee Lord.e Bute thee booke madee mee realizee thate ae persone whoe ise
sincerelye ablee toe worshipe Jesuse ise committede toe obeyinge eache ande everye commande ofe thee
Lorde (Wheelere &e Whaley,e 2011).e Bye readinge thee booke –e ‘Thee Greate Commissione toe
Worship’,e Ie camee toe realizee thate worshipe ise thee ultimatee foundatione one whiche thee
conceptse ofe evangelisme ande discipleshipe havee beene established.e Thuse bye merelye goinge toe
thee Church,e everye Sundaye onee cannote bee saide toe bee ae worshippere ofe thee Lord.e Hee muste
havee thee commitmente ande dedicatione toe obeye thee messagee thate hase beene sharede bye Jesuse
Christ.e
Actione
Aftere readinge thee booke ande gaininge ae bettere insighte intoe thee conceptse ofe worshipe
ande evangelism,e Ie havee decidede toe takee ae numbere ofe actionse ande makee suitablee changese
ine mye life.e
Firstly,e Ie intende toe invitee twoe ofe mye closee friendse toe ae get-togethere ande sharee oure
beliefse one Christianity.e Thesee individualse aree reallye goode bute theye seeme toe havee loste thee
connectione withe Jesus.e Evene thoughe theye visite thee Churche everye Sundaye withe me,e theye
seeme toe bee reallye distractede ande lost.e Whilee talkinge toe theme Ie feele thate theye doe note
understande thee exacte meaninge ofe worship.e Ite ise necessarye toe sharee thee messagee ofe Jesuse
Christe withe theme soe thate theye wille alsoe bee ablee toe forme ane intimatee bonde withe thee
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Almighty.e Beforee readinge thee book,e Ie wase note suree howe toe extende thee necessarye helpe
ande supporte toe thesee closee friends.e Bye aftere readinge thee book,e Ie thinke Ie cane helpe here bye
readinge thee Gospele ande sharinge oure viewse one alle thee themes.e Bye havinge ae one-on-onee
discussione one thee wordse ofe Jesuse Christ,e wee wille bee ablee toe knowe howe welle wee havee
beene ablee toe understande thee messagee ofe Christ.
Thee nexte actione thate Ie intende toe takee aftere readinge thee booke ise toe visite thee locale
orphanagee one ae regulare basise ande reade gospele withe thee kidse whoe aree interestede ine
Christianity.e Thee kidse wille havee thee libertye toe takee parte ine thesee sessionse ande learne aboute
thee messagee ofe thee Lord.e Ie woulde makee suree thate thesee sessionse woulde note bee mandatorye
ase ite woulde obviouslye discouragee thee kidse toe learne thee truee meaninge ofe thee messagee ofe
Jesuse Christ.e Bye interactinge withe childrene ate ae younge agee ande allowinge theme toe activelye
participatee ine thesee sessions;e Ie wante toe spreade thee messagee ofe thee Lorde ine thee sincereste
manner.e e Thise approache woulde bee extremelye vitale note juste fore thee kidse bute alsoe fore me.e
Thise ise becausee wee woulde gete thee opportunitye toe understande thee messagee thate Jesuse
Christe hase sharede withe mankind.e
Thesee aree thee keye actionse thate Ie wante toe takee aftere readinge thee book.e Thee stepse
wille helpe mee toe spreade thee messagee ofe thee Almightye withe otherse ande extende thee propere
helpe ande supporte thate theye deserve.e Thise actione wille helpe mee toe acte ase ae linke soe thate thee
individualse cane strengthene theire associatione withe Jesus.e
References
Wheeler,e D.,e &e Whaley,e V.e M.e (2011).e Thee Greate Commissione toe Worship:e Biblicale
Principlese fore Worship-Basede Evangelism.e B&He Publishinge Group.
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