Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 14-15, Luke 17:1-19
Today’s Reading of the Story is on page 388 beginning with these words, “Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain…” and ends on page 388. If you are reading in your bible, read Matthew 28:16-20; John 21:25; John 20:31
Have you ever had a task that needed to be done, and nobody wants to do it? The dog makes a mess. It needs to be cleaned up, but nobody wants to take that job on? I feel like that among believers at times about the great commission.
The mission of the church – telling people about a Risen Savior Jesus is the need, the task that needs to be done, and no one “wants” to do it. We all are glad when someone cleans up the mess. We will even applaud those who do it and say, “nice job!” or “thanks for doing it!” or “well done!” But when it comes to seeing it as all our responsibility, somewhere there’s a disconnect.
As I search through the New Testament, outside of the “Great Commission” in Matthew and Mark, there aren’t many mandates, or commands, that say we are to be involved in the mission! AND there are all kinds of examples of those who did.
The women at the empty tomb; the Emmaus Disciples; Peter & John in the early days recorded in Acts; Stephen; Philip to the Ethiopian Eunuch; Peter with the Gentiles; Paul, of course, to the Gentile … to mention a few.
Is there so little said about the need to do “IT” because the Lord of the Church commands we are all to be involved in IT?
When it comes to connecting people to Jesus, you’re IT and so am I. Jesus is pointing His finger at us and He’s waiting for you and me to get at IT.
When it comes to connecting people to Jesus, we are all IT. So let me ask you:
What’s keeping you from getting at it?
- Lack of opportunity?
Here is a Round TUIT so you can get to it!
Just do it!
Then go quickly and tell…
‘He has risen from the dead…’ Now I have told you.” Matthew 28:7 (NIV)
Lord of the resurrection, forgive us for not sharing Your cross and resurrection with people we know right around us. Forgive us for busying ourselves with all sorts of stuff that truly doesn’t matter and won’t last beyond this life. Impress upon us, Holy Spirit, that life is short and eternity is long, and help us to long for and live for eternity when we will be with You forever. Let not our hearts rest until the “rest” of the world knows and believes, in Jesus’ name. Amen.