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Get involved in the Great Commission!

Posted: 13/10/2015

Get involved in the Great Commission!

Listen to the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20: “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Jesus has given a command to all those who testify to being a Christian and that command is to spread the gospel, make disciples and then to baptise them.

Three questions that come to mind as I think of these words of Jesus:

• Why get involved?
• What is expected of me if I get involved?
• Will I be able to cope with what is asked of me when I get involved?

If I’m asked to get involved in something then these are fair questions to ask. Therefore, if the great commission asks for my involvement then:

• Why get involved?
Let me suggest three simple reasons:
1. Because Jesus Commands it!
2. Because if we don’t men and women are lost
3. Because it’s God’s power for salvation

• What is expected of me if I get involved?
The answer is simple. God wants us to be ready at all times to share our faith. We may not all be preachers, we may not all become missionaries; however, if we’re Christians, we all have a story to share. Listen to the words of Peter: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (1Peter 3:15)

• Will I be able to cope with what is asked of me when I get involved?
Again the answer is a simple YES! Remember the words of Jesus: “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” The Bible teaches clearly that God has given His Holy Spirit to Christians in order to empower them to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8). One man said that: “God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips those called!”

Let’s get involved in the Great Commission!

Pastor Arnie