KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 KJV” Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
We continue with our discussions on some of the reasons why most Christians are not going out to talk about the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some do not ‘go ye’ because they say, they do not know what to say when they go. I think this is very unfortunate in this day and age of abundant information. I think the real problem is a true love for the master and a readiness to do what he’s asked us to do. In this period there is so much information to communicate to the person you meet. It is also not difficult to lay hold on good materials to teach. We receive chunks of information from our churches as well. If you have good teaching in church, you may record them, write it out, and go teach the same things
The real challenge is whether we truly love and fear the Lord.
The next point says, we must go and teach all nations. The meaning is to make disciples or students of the nations. We must subject ourselves to studying the word, to first equip ourselves and then to go forth and teach others. 2Timothy 2:15 KJV “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” The word study has the idea of been diligent to study so well you would be able to rightly teach the word and have a very positive impact on your hearers. Please note, all these teaching may not go on within the confines and comfort of the church, but in the homes, in the schools, market places or anywhere that you can teach these converts the way of Christ.
What each of us need to know and come to, is to be fully convinced that there is a charge, or a task that has been committed to our trust. We normally say, if I don’t do it someone else would do it. This is a lie. If you don’t do it, no one may do it. We can’t afford to fail our master who painfully and shamefully fulfilled His role by dying for us all..
In the gospel of John, we have about 41 times that the Lord Jesus used the term “sent me “He was relating this to the father who had sent Him. He could not be disobedient, but to do what the father had asked him. You must fully convince yourself of the mission given to you. No one else could do it, but you. Go and make disciples of the nations.
THOUGHT: THE MAN WHO HAS A BURDEN OF HIS COMMISSION LIVES FOR HIS MISSION
2Co 5:15 KJV “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”
John 9:4 KJV I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.