Whoa. That’s a pretty BOLD word when it comes to Christian terminology.
Seriously. Jesus handpicked 12 of these guys to carry on all that He had been doing from that point. Talk about responsibility…
All this stems from me reading more and more of the book Radical by David Platt. It has been such an eye-opening instrument that God has put in front of me that has “radically” shifted the way I look at my faith and obedience to God. There are so many things that I have just “twisted” into working for me as far as serving God goes. Instead of taking the Bible as a whole, I have pulled together a few key verses that make ME feel good about my daily walk.
Newsflash! It’s not about me…
In Matthew 28: 19-20 Jesus says:
“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.”
Jesus commands us to make DISCIPLES of all nations. So the same task that was presented to the disciples of Jesus’ time, has been given to all Christians alike! We have news to tell the world. Good news, great news infact!...
But what’s holding us back? Fear? Money? Confidence?
Look at the last part of that verse. “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
He’s with us EVERY step of the way.
I don’t have any of this figured out, by any means….but I want to. I want to figure out how I can best serve God by spreading the great news he has instilled in ALL of His believers. After all, why would we, as followers of God, want ANYONE to miss out on this amazing gift he has given us?