Week 37: This week, we begin with the reading from Matthew 28, the Great Commission. This section is comprised of Jesus' directive to the new people of God to be the people of God in the world. It's an intentional exile. Both the readings in Matthew 28 and Acts 1 remind us that people in the Kingdom of God are not just there to receive salvation and enjoy the fruits of being the people of the Kingdom of God, but they are given a mission to share those fruits with the world around them. Then we move into Romans 1 which discusses the coming of the Gentiles as part of God's plan for the church, as a going outward and making disciples of all nations. Isaiah 55-56 also focuses on the worldwide impact of the Kingdom of God.