The Great Commission

By: Pastor Jarren Rogers

“Let’s be intentional about sewing the threads of the gospel into the fabric of our conversations every day, knowing that it will not always be easy, yet believing that eternity will always be worth it.” – David Platt

 Has God changed your life?

Will other people be able to tell that you’re changed by the way you live?

Are you sharing the gospel with those that you encounter?

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).

We are called to share our faith with those around us. Because of our internal transformation, we should seek to see the people around us transformed by the same God who changed our world forever.

We can evangelize to others through our words. We can tell them our testimony. We can share with them how God has worked in our lives. We can tell them how God has blessed us recently. We can assure them that even though we are going through a hard time, we are relying on Him for our strength.

When we hear that people are facing tough situations, we can tell them that we are praying for them. We can share with them a Bible verse or tell them about a time when God helped us through a similar circumstance.

Sometimes, if you are living a visible Christian life, people will ask you questions. How can you be so nice to everyone all the time? How are you not angered by that? Why do you go to church so much? Sometimes, they’ll simply say, “I don’t know. There is just something different about you. I need whatever you have.” Each of these is another opportunity to share.

We can also evangelize through our actions. When we are changed by God we can’t help but work to expand His Kingdom and show His love for others.

With help of the Holy Spirit:

Love the unlovable. Reach out to the lost. Aid the broken. Approach the unreachable. Show patience to the troublesome. Show compassion to the disheartened. Encourage the discouraged.

This is how we build the Kingdom of God on Earth in preparation for His return.

Parents: Encourage your children to tell their friends, teachers, and babysitters about God. Tell them that they have to show people by their words and actions that they are a Christian.

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