Written by Jimmie Burroughs
The last words that Jesus spoke, his last will and testament, before he ascended into heaven, was to his disciples in form of a command, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son And of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even unto the end of the world” Matthew 28:19, 20. Now you would think that all believers would want to obey the very last words our Lord had to say before he ascended into heaven. But the truth is only a small percentage of believers actually do. I wonder what Jesus will have to say when we someday stand before him. I think he will want to know why so many did not believe what he said was important enough to obey.
Maybe folks don’t quite understand the urgency of the great commission. Jesus could have left his disciples with any number of things that were important but he choose what we call the Great Commission because that is what he considered to be the most important; that being true it should also be the most important to us his present day disciples.
Winning souls is important but that is not what our Lord commanded us to do in the Great Commission; he commanded us to sow the seeds of the gospel and from that alone we could reap a harvest of souls but it did not stop there; he also said to baptize those who believe and then teach them all the things he taught which we now have recorded in the New Testament and to do this to all nations. Just winning souls is only part one of the commission, baptizing them and disciplining them through the teaching of the Word is also commanded as well as doing the same to the whole world.
This website can be a tool for assisting you to do all that Jesus commanded in the Great Commission. Perhaps you already use Gospel tracks and other resources but just as a fisherman has many lures for fishing, we also can use all the tools that are available to us as we fish for the souls of men.
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