3 Reasons Why the Great Commission is Important
By Mei Manuel, March 06, 2018 04:03 AM
As Christians, our main task as followers of God is clearly highlighted in Matthew 28:18-20.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
In these verses, we know that Christ wants all His followers to preach the Gospel to all men, make them disciples and teach them all Christ taught in the Word of God.
Although this verse is easily understandable, not all Christians could identify why this Great Commission is important and what aspects should be considered.
To help you understand it, here are the facts you may have missed about this Great Commission.
1. It is given to all Christians
God, through Christ, wants all of His followers to go preach the Gospel. However, for some Christians, they believe the 'preaching' aspect of sharing the Word of God is only for those who 'heard' the call to the ministry or for those who are capable of preaching.
However, the command itself was given to a rag-tag bunch of followers who were not educated and others had jobs that took their time away from doing other things. Despite this, God gave the command to them because they believed in His word and followed Him.
As such, if we believe in Him, we should always remember that all of us are tasked to preach the Gospel and make disciples, sharing them the beauty of the Word.
2. It is every Christians' purpose
Simply preaching the Gospel and making disciples on a short period of time or in a singular venue isn't enough to fully embrace the Great Commission.
It is actually a lifelong commitment and for Christians, it should be the center of our life and applied at every opportunity.
3. Finally, it will fulfill us.
The Great Commission isn't just a command and a purpose we should take lightly because once you do it and meet God when the time comes, you will be able to give God an account on how you lived your life on Earth and how well your faith stood strong. Once He has reviewed our account, it is then He will be able to say if we have fulfilled his Great Commission.
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