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The Great Commission
Matthew 28.16-20

You sometimes wonder, when listening to some of the great classical composers, whether they really know how to bring a piece to an end.

One of the most notorious is Beethoven. There are times when, at the end of a symphony, you think you’re just coming to the end, but the chords go crashing on and on, sounding almost ‘final’ but leaving room for just one more . . . and then another . . . and then another . . . until the very last one dies away and the symphony is truly complete. No doubt a serious student of music would explain that there was a purpose in it, but for many listeners it seems as though a great deal has been packed into the ending, almost as though the whole symphony is being gathered up into those last few explosive chords...

Taken from Matthew for Everyone – by Tom Wright

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