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Jesus said to the woman with the issue of blood who touched His garment, “Your faith has make you whole.” (Matthew 9:22) He used the same phrase with the blind beggar and the ten lepers. His healing was more than physical; it was a spiritual healing as well, as she is told to “go in peace” (Mark 5:34). “Go in peace” was the assignment Jesus gave to the woman.

In the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery, only those who were without sin were given permission to condemn her. None did. She was given an assignment to lose harmful habits and be productive.

To the woman at the well, the discussion centered around her life-style. She encountered the Source—Living Water—and apparently believed at the compelling evidence that Jesus was the Messiah. Without further prompting she took on the assignment to tell others about Jesus. (John 4:29)

As the crowd was coming Jesus stopped to give an assignment to the His disciples, to the audience, and to us “But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.” (John 4:35)

So often even Christ-followers do not take on the assignment to run with perseverance and finish well. A good way to discover how you might proactively engage in His assignment for you, is to login and complete a profile at missionnext.org

Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA, he attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) and served in many leadership capacities of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext. Locally he attends a Torah study and serves as chairman of the Sewer Commission in his community to be a witness among unchurched leaders.

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