I’ve grown up always thinking about the Great Commission. It’s only over the past few years I’ve realized how incomplete my thinking was on that goal.
“Great Commission” Christians meant missions. It meant going overseas or sending people to go overseas. We were focused on the “all nations” part.
What we need to recapture is the “obey everything” part. THAT is as much a part of the Great Commission as the “going” part.
I want to be serious about two things:
1. Obeying all that Jesus commanded. He has empowered me. The means of obedience is there. It is my intentionality that must kick into high gear.
2. Training others to obey ALL that Jesus commanded. I must constantly set before people the expectation that salvation in Jesus is NOT getting your ticket punched to heaven. Salvation is OBEYING all that HE commanded. And… it’s possible. When that happens, the power of the Kingdom truly comes. True power flows. True freedom IS possible.
I want to be MORE serious about the Great Commission!