Sunday, November 22, 2009
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, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
Concerts. Eating out. Football. Certain things are much more enjoyable when done with others. Have you ever tried to do a group activity by yourself? If so, was it much fun? Did you want to quit?
God wants you to tell others about Him. He wants you to help them grow in their relationship with Him. But He doesn’t want you do it alone. He wants to join you.
Read Matthew 28:19-20 again.
What did Jesus command His followers to do?
What does this mean to you today?
What promise did Jesus make?
How does this make you feel?
What decisions are you going to make concerning the command and promise that Jesus makes in Matthew 28:19-20?
As Christians, Jesus commands us to go and make disciples of people in every nation of the world. But, making disciples is hard work. People often don’t want to hear about how to become a disciple of Jesus. Sometimes, they reject and even harm those who are reaching out to them. However, Jesus also promised that He would be with us always. We may feel inadequate in many ways, especially when it comes to sharing the love of Jesus with another person, but the presence of Jesus, working in and through us, can accomplish more than we could ever imagine.