Why?: If "Go" is not the Commission, what does "Go,
therefore…" have to do with the Great Commission?
What?: The Great Commission recorded in Matthew
chapter 28, verses 19 and 20 begins with "Go, therefore…" Many
focus on the going as if the only way to carry out the Great
Commission is to "go on mission" to some other place, near or far.
While the Commission does include what we, today, call missions,
the "Go" at the beginning is the first explanation of what it means
to make disciples. "Go" prompts our hearts to share the Good News
of Jesus Christ to the dying world, starting in the home, extending
to the local community, and then reaching all the way to the most
distant lands. "Go" begins when we become followers of Jesus and
ends when we have no breath left in our bodies.
So What?: Admittedly, it is easy, as a teacher in the
church, to leave evangelism and missions to others. After all, we
say, we're doing our part by teaching. But, if we really believe
what we teach, we need to model what it means to have a heart to
reach the lost and teach the redeemed.
So What Now?: Pray that God would give you a heart set
on obedience that sees the brokenness of every person so that He
might use you to go, therefore and make disciples.
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