Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Church and Her Mission

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An epic poem based on The Drama of Scripture: 
Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story
By Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen

Act 5: Spreading the News of the King:
The Mission of the Church
Act 6: The Return of the King: Redemption Completed

Act 5: Spreading the News of the King:

Pentecostal Kingdom Come:
The Church and Her Mission

We will go
Tell it on the mountain
Until all will know
Dance and sing and put on a show
Until all the world comes aglow
And all has the chance to be grafted in
Until all will come to know
The King has come and freedom is shown
To know Him and to make Him known
And God’s Kingdom has come
On earth as it is in heaven
And the yeast is worked into the leaven
Community rises up—everything is held in common
Brother is brother’s keeper
Love escalates and rises ever steeper
Heaven has come down and blessing abounds
Tongues of fire emerges and descends
Fire flames, rearranges, changes and begins
His presence and power from nation to nation
Witnesses consulted, witnesses made
Flame so bright there is no shade

This is how act five closes, with flames of fire and community
Power displayed so brightly the whole world would see

© September 4, 2012, Robbie Pruitt

This poem was also submitted to Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. To see more poems submitted, please visit the site. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today.


  1. smiles...brought to mind the old hymn you know...i remember singing it in church growing up...until all know, a good goal for life...smiles.

    1. There is an intentional "hat tip" to that old hymn in there Brian. . . Thanks for reading and commenting brother!

  2. it is, indeed, an epic poem. well conceived and carried out.

    1. Thank you Kim! This has been a fun project! I appreciate you reading and commenting.

  3. Yes, great rhythm. I enjoyed this.

    1. Thank you Alex! I appreciate you commenting and reading!