Key Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20 “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. Amen.”
The above passage is famously known as “The Great Commission.” Before His ascension into heaven, Jesus gave His disciples their marching orders. It was exciting to see this in action in our Sunday morning series in Acts last year. The clarity and simplicity of this command underpin the enormity and importance of the task. God’s desire is that all people would follow Him as disciples.
Discipleship is not incumbent upon race, geography, language, age, culture, wealth, or anything other than faith in Christ. The gospel is the gospel no matter what, and salvation is equally offered to all. Even as Christians it is extremely difficult for us to see the rest of the world the way God does, though it is impossible for us to do so without Christ.
We can show God’s love to others by intentionally and sacrificially engaging our communities and the world with the gospel. God’s mission will always be for all people.
Questions to Consider:
Do I identify my responsibility to make disciples among the nations? How can I be involved in our missions efforts at Richland Creek? How is being on mission important to my discipleship?
- That I identify my responsibility as a church member to make disciples among all nations.
- That I understand God’s heart is for all peoples to worship Him, from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
- That I will develop a plan to be involved in the church’s cross-cultural mission efforts by praying, giving, and going to support this mission. That I will pray for our missionaries and their families.
- That I will pray for our upcoming mission trips.
- That our church leadership would prayerfully and continually seek God’s direction in mission partnerships, planning, and provision.