Tag: Great commission

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The Old Father and his Lawn

How do believers become inspired to proclaim the gospel? Since evangelism is not a requirement for heaven, nor a means to seek God’s approval. What does it take for Christians to share the Good News with others? A story about an old man and his lawn may give us an answer.

Two Different Ways to Look at the Great Commission

The rescue of a prisoner of war camp and the act of doing a favor provide examples of how Christians can look at the great commission.

Confessions of a Sinful Evangelist

Is failing to proclaim the gospel a sin? If a Christian does not attempt to fulfill the Great Commission… is that a sin? These thoughts have gnawed at my conscience. Layers of guilt tend to pile up over missed opportunities. God provides a remedy. He not only clears consciences with full forgiveness of our sins, …

Being a Light Depends on How we Listen

The Light of the world became flesh and the angels made his presence known. The Light lived, died on our behalf, and rose again. That Light is the Word — the Word made flesh — the Word that we celebrated during Christmas. The Word creates Light and those who are in the Light must not …

Making a Difference by Using God’s Authority

In the Great Commission, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations. It is not so much of a command than a declaration. “Go!” — because I’m asking you. “Make Disciples!” — for that is God’s will. “All Nations!” — for God’s desire is for all to be saved. “Baptize!” — to …

A Commission to Rescue

The war was beginning to wind down. Advances by the Allied forces were being made deep into enemy territory. Victory was assured. A young lieutenant received orders from his commanding officer to go and take his unit to liberate a prisoner of war camp located a few miles down the road. It wasn’t going to …

How God uniquely asks you for a favor in sharing God’s Word

One of the primary responsibilities that God gives the Church is to make disciples from all nations. This responsibility is carried out by sharing God’s Word and baptizing those who come to faith. Carrying out this commission is not necessarily a duty of a Christian, but the exercising of one’s faith. It’s almost like God …

Four comforting promises when sharing God’s Word

God created the heart to pump life into our body. He created the fingers to feel and to explore.  He created the eyes to survey and behold. There is one small part of the body God created to be the most powerful tool of our body. It is our most effective weapon to share the love …