The Great Commission
The eleven followers went to Galilee to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. On the mountain they saw Jesus and worshiped him, but some of them did not believe it was really Jesus. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All power in heaven and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have taught you, and I will be with you always, even until the end of this age.”- Matthew 28:16-20
After being raised from the dead, Jesus came to His disciples and commanded them to go into the world and tell people about Him. He wanted the disciples to make more disciples and to baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He also commanded them to teach the people to obey what Jesus had taught them.
Jesus expects His followers today to do the same. How can people know about Jesus without them hearing about Him (Romans 10:14)? We need to tell others about Jesus. It is important to spread the good news because some may have not heard about Him. Jesus gives people hope for salvation. He died so sinners can be saved from eternal punishment. God does not want anyone to perish but come to repentance and have eternal life (2 Peter 3:9).
God also gave Jesus the authority to rule over everything on earth and in heaven. Jesus is our King and promises always to be with us no matter what happens even to the end of the age. We have the power through Jesus to do what He commands us to do. We do not have to be scared or embarrassed to tell others what Jesus did. With the help from the Holy Spirit, it can be done.
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
Jesus told His disciples to go out and make more disciples in the world. Help us to do the same. We know it is our job as followers to go out and tell others about Jesus because someone may not have heard about Him. Give us the strength not to be scared or embarrassed and to speak about Him with boldness. We know it can be done by Your power through the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!