By Executive Presbyter/Region 2, Jim Pollard | July 1, 2021
The action of putting something into operation. Matthew 28:19, 20 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.”
From these verses we learn that the something is; Go, Make Disciples, Baptizing and Teaching them. What actions can we do to put these into operation? The answer is found at the very beginning of the verse, “GO”!
At times the hardest part is just to get started, to begin, all trips and adventures must have a beginning. A simple example; trains that run down the tracks all across the land. It takes much more energy to start the train moving than it does to keep it moving.
I can assure you, the energy is well spent and the rewards are wonderful when we start moving in the direction of evangelism. Nothing is more rewarding than to lead our loved ones into a relationship with the Lord. Nothing is more exciting than to hear the reports of Missionaries, telling about people whose lives have been changed, and it was possible because of the support of the home church and individuals.
We have two people groups that is our responsibility to reach with the Gospel of Christ, first our families, friends and peers, and secondly the people that live in distant lands around the world.
One of the simplest actions to reaching those closest to us, is to invite them to attend Church with us. I’ve often heard said, “someone else can reach them better than I can.” Even if this were true it does not release us from our responsibility.
Secondly we have opportunities to help send Missionaries around the world to represent not only Christ but we who will never have opportunity to visit.
My challenge is this: search for ways to put into operation the Mission the Lord has called us to do. There is a fresh wind blowing around the World, my prayer, “Lord use me”!
The Bible tells us: “this is the day of salvation”. So let’s get started, let’s get the train moving down the tracks. When we get started, others will come on board to help keep the train moving.