Theses words of Jesus found in Matthew 28:19-20 are referred to as “The Great Commission”. Jesus spoke these words to his disciples after His death and resurrection. If we break down the verse for simple memory and instruction purposes “The Great Commission” calls us: to Go, to Make and to Teach all nations as disciples who obey all Jesus has commanded.
What is our daily response to our call as Jesus’ followers to go, to make and to teach?
Maybe some of these responses cross your mind when you hear this question. Who me? You want me to go and to make others into followers of Christ, and then to teach them to obey? But I’m not a trained evangelist. That doesn’t fall in line with my calling or my gifting. I too can relate to these questions and the feeling of being unqualified. So I want to encourage you and remind you that you are qualified to reach your world, one interaction at a time.
We are qualified for this kingdom work because of who we are in Christ and the renewing power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We can move forward in confidence because Jesus reminds us in Matthew 28:20 that He is with us always. Like we focused on last week to keep our “eyes on how big and faithful the Lord is” in relation to our circumstances in life which gives us the ability to see any of our obstacles in their “proper perspective, small in the hands of God.”
Let’s take time this week to honestly ask the Lord to show us how He has uniquely and individually equipped us to Go, to Make, and to Teach others about the love and hope found in Jesus our Savior. We don’t need to be afraid because He is with us always and forever. Let’s start today with intentionally living our lives to tell the story of the change the Lord has brought to our lives and being “prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have(1 Peter 3:15).”
We each have a story that someone needs to hear. A story of our changed lives in Christ. A story of relationship, freedom, love, forgiveness, healing, release, adoption, belonging, courage, rescue, and ……
What is the theme of your story in Christ?
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Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”