Day 26: Great Commission 101
How did you first hear about Jesus? For most people, they had to hear it from someone.
How did you first hear about Jesus? Someone told you right? It is very rare for someone to have heard about Jesus just through a dream or message from God. For most people, they had to hear it from someone. Romans 10:14-15 says, “How can people have faith in the Lord and ask Him to save them, if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear, unless someone tells them? And how can anyone tell them without being sent by the Lord?” Did you know that you have been sent by the Lord to tell people the good news about Jesus and how they can be forgiven of their sins?
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." Acts 16:31
"And He has made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each of us." Acts 17:26-27
Tell the World About Jesus
This amazing task is called the Great Commission. It’s what Jesus told His followers right before He left earth to go to Heaven. He said, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth! Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the world” (Matthew 28:18-20). As one of Jesus’ followers, you have the privilege and the responsibility of helping to fulfill the Great Commission. The goal is that every single person on earth would be given the chance to hear about Jesus that they might receive eternal life as you have.
All Are Lost
Think of it this way: Imagine you had cancer and were chosen to be part of a special test group for a new cure. The treatment cured all of your cancer completely free of charge. What is the first thing you would do after you were healed? You would want to tell all of the other cancer victims about this great cure! Well, sin is a cancer affecting every single person. And you have been cured—forgiven of your sins—by Jesus Christ. Do you remember how you felt before you believed in Jesus? Maybe you felt lonely, guilty, and without hope. The entire world is lost without Jesus. That is why Jesus has sent us to reach them with His love and forgiveness. Will you obey His command to make disciples of all nations? If so, tell God right now that you desire to give your life to this. It is the greatest thing you can do with your life.
"And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead." Acts 10:42
Who in your life right now needs to hear about Jesus? Will you ask God to give you opportunities and His words to tell them? Talk to a Caring Christian who can help you through witnessing.Talk to Someone