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Go And Make Disciples

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 “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nation that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6 
 

I’ve been reading a lot of posts from pastor’s that have been blessed by their congreation during this month that we set aside as pastor appreciation.  Of course all the efforts to make a pastor feel appreciated are wonderful (I wish that every pastor was made to feel appreiated,) howwever, I believe that thing that truly causes a pastor to feel apprecaited is when his flock that God has entrusted to him gets it.  

You say, “What do you mean by get it?”  The great commission is a major part of our mission statement as church. We’ve been thinking a lot lately about making disciples, so imagine my delight when during my Bible reading I came across the Great Commission in the Old Testament.

We know that our text is speaking of Jesus Christ and how His mission as the Messiah was not just to impact the Jews, but His objective was to bring God’s salvation to the ends of the earth. We also know that this was made possible by Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. It was this risen, triumphant Savior who commanded His disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” 

I read a story about a woman living in a nursing home that would cut pictures from Christmas cards to send to missionaries, who would use them in telling the story of Jesus to children. Every picture went out as a sacrificial gift bathed in prayer.

What an example we have in this dear lady who with limited means did all she could where she was, with all her heart because she was serious about the Great Commission.  This lady got it.  I wonder what would happen in our world today if we were as serious about the Great Commission as this precious saint of God?

Now is not the time for us to shrink back and become timid in our giving, nor in our going.   If you’ve let something, some fear, overide your faith in God’s abundant provision and power repent of that and get back on track today.  It’s time for you to give, it’s time for you to go…go and make disciples because it takes teamwork to make the dream work. In the hand of God, our resources and abilities are multiplied for His kingdom.

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