It’s our responsibility
Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Of the many movies and documentaries about Jesus, there’s a “non-Hollywood” production called the “Chosen.” In this series, the focus is seeing Jesus through the eyes of the disciples as they received His teachings and observe His miracles. Season one ends with the Samaritan woman at the well.
Eventually in the next season of this show, we will arrive at the point where Jesus sends them out into the world to spread the good news of His resurrection and all they learned as they walked with Him. Matthew 28:19-20 gives us a picture of what this looks like. It’s called the great commission.
One thing believers have come to realize is that these verses were not just for the disciples. The Holy Scriptures call out to all believers and not only preachers to do this work. The invitation to salvation is for all alike. So why should not the responsibility of getting the invitation to others be for all alike? There is no excuse for millions of church members to leave this work up to few people to seek and obey the great commission.
Lastly, we are asked to sow the seeds of faith, be patient and supporting as God does only what He can do. This should continue in earnest until the “end of the age.” God has given each of us the same rights, privileges, promises and provisions. So we should do all we can to share the Gospel. How about you?
Remember the last phrase, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age,” can be tremendously comforting to God’s people. No matter where He leads us, we will never have to doubt His presence is with us.
This week, pray about how you can be responsible in spreading God’s message of love and grace. Seek out those who need to hear the good news and tell them of the wonders Jesus has done for your life.