January 30

Day 30 - Time To Go

Read: Matthew 28:16-20

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.
Matthew 28:19

Jesus had already risen from the dead, and in these verses He calls His followers to a high and holy calling known as The Great Commission. Today, let’s focus on some challenging and reassuring truths from this calling given to every believer. A lot of people think that being a member of God’s church is just sitting in the same pew every week watching the pastor and church staff do all the ministry.

However, every believer is called to evangelism, discipleship and to teaching others about the greatness of the Risen King, Jesus. Every follower of Jesus is called to:
  1. Evangelize: Go 
  2. Mentor: make disciples 
  3. Get out of our church walls: of all the nations
  4. Bring people into our fellowship: baptizing 
  5. Teach the Bible: teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you 
  6. Realize we don’t have to do all the work alone: I am with you always 
  7. Know He will be with us forever: to the end of the age 

There are five challenges from the above list (1–5) and two reassurances (6–7) given to us by Jesus Christ. As a child of God, are you participating and practicing these challenges, or are you just sitting in the pews? If you are putting these challenges into practice, are you placing your trust in these two reassurances, or are you relying on your own strength?
PRAY: Thank God for using this time over the last 30-days to turn your focus to Great Commission action. Also, thank Him for reminding you that you are not alone in this work! He is with you.

ACT: Remember, if you have the Holy Spirit (which comes through salvation in Jesus), you are the church of today. You are called to the Great Commission now. Tell your one about Jesus. Encourage your friends to have a one, too. 
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