Therefore – GO
The great commission is found in [youversion]Matthew 28:19-20[/youversion].
- 19 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,20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. [youversion]Matthew 28:19-20[/youversion] (ESV)
The word GO in this passage has been consuming me for the past few
months. It fascinates me that Jesus chose to use this word as he sent his disciples on mission. When I think about this word I am challenged to think about how I’m Going. Sadly, there are many directions that I go, but not all of them are in the direction of making disciples.
- active not passive.
- aggressive not lazy.
- pursuing not avoiding.
- to take action not just sit by and watch.
- advance not stay still.
The mission is the Gospel communicated to the nations… the making of disciples… the teaching all that Jesus modeled for us. Why are we GOING in every direction other than the mission? Why do I pursue, advance, take action, and become aggressive in almost every area of my life other than the mission?
Surrendering to the MISSION means to GO…
- Make disciples – how?
- To all nations – really everyone?
- Baptize – why?
- Teach – how?
What are we surrendering to?