Wow. That seems kind of overwhelming. There ought to be a plan on how to reach all of those people. There is. It’s called the Great Commission. It appears first in Matthew’s gospel, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
The Great Commission appears in one form or another in each of the four gospels. And just in case we still don’t get it, it appears again in Acts, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
The Great Commission is the greatest undertaking, “Go into all the world,” to deliver the greatest message, “and preach the gospel,” to the greatest audience, “to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
Our response to this call is echoed in our mission’s convention theme – COMMIT, to PRAY, to GIVE, to GO!
· Pray – for our missionaries, and for God to give you a heart for missions.
· Give – make a faith promise on Feb. 26th and give faithfully to missions.
· Go – make yourself available to God and start others about Jesus.
God has determined that the gospel will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations (Matthew 24:14), and we are the ones He intends to us. So let’s do it! And here is what we will find:
A great commitment
To the Great Commission
Will build a great church!
Pastor Todd Weston