Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Great Commission

Mark 16:15 puts the Great Commission this way: He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."

He is no Christian who does not seek to serve his God. The very motto of the Christian should be "I serve." - Charles Spurgeon

Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that. - Charles Spurgeon

If you do not make it a matter of study, how you may successfully act in building up the kingdom of Christ, you are acting a very wicked and absurd part as a Christian. - Charles Finney

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field." - Matthew 9:37-38

Oh, my friends, we are loaded down with countless church activities, while the real work of the church, that of evangelizing the world and winning the lost, is almost entirely neglected! - Oswald J. Smith

Why do you call me, "Lord, Lord," and do not do what I say? - Luke 6:46

My friend, I stand in judgment now,
And feel that you're to blame somehow.
On earth I walked with you by day,
And never did you show the way.

You knew the Savior, in truth and glory,
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim,
You could have led me safe to Him.

Though we lived together, here on earth,
You never told me of the second birth.
And now I stand before eternal hell,
Because of heaven's glory you did not tell!
- Anonymous

Truly if we want to be like Christ we must accept the very mission He had: to seek and save the lost. - Luke 19:10.

Where do we put our effort in this kingdom business? Is our time spent inside the church? Is our time spent on planning "insider" events? Is it spent worshipping? These aren't bad things. But our time must be spent on what Christ would. Jesus spent time doing things with His followers but that never distracted Him enough to take His eyes off of His mission.

Love finds a way. Indifference finds an excuse.