Participation in the Great Commission!
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them …and teaching them.Matthew 28:19-20
Nothing matters to you more than the salvation of your soul. Beyond that, nothing matters more to you than the salvation of other dear souls. Now, what is God’s plan for that to happen? One good answer is “Jesus”. Jesus has wiped out our sins. Jesus has reversed death, also for us. Jesus is God’s plan of salvation.
It’s also vital that this message be proclaimed: so that we might believe it and benefit from it. From that perspective, God’s plan of salvation is his Great Commission: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them …and teaching them.” It was not so much to disparate individuals that Christ gave this commission, but rather to his assembled church. (Check out the context at the end of the Gospel of Matthew….)
This is another great reason that you have a congregation, pastors, and regular worship. In this way God’s plan for salvation is carried out—for your soul and for the souls of others. When you participate in your congregation, pray for the workers God has called to serve there, and render regular worship, then you are carrying out the Great Commission. Then, babies are baptized, people are instructed, and Christ’s parting desire is accomplished.
See you in church this week!