Go Therefore…

Matthew 28:16-20 was the Scripture reading this past Sunday.
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This passage, known as The Great Commission, defines who we are to be as followers of Jesus.

Pastor Bonnie began by asking…

What really matters?


Her answer: We are called to share God’s love in an extraordinary way. …When we roll up our sleeves and do something, that’s when people see Jesus.

Jesus’s words reveal the ultimate purpose for reaching out, rolling up sleeves, and doing what He calls us to…
“…Go therefore and make disciples…”
Matthew 28:19 ESV
Disciple-making. That’s the goal.
Offering compassion and fulfilling needs is the means to an end, not the end in itself. Introducing people to Jesus, who can supply all their needs, is the ultimate reason for reaching out to others.
“…For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world
and forfeit his soul?…” —Jesus
Mark 8:36 ESV

Pastor Bonnie also shared lyrics from a Matthew West song…

In my own little world, it hardly ever rains.
I’ve never gone hungry; always felt safe.
I’ve got money in my pocket, shoes on my feet.
In my own little world, population me…

How often do we become so entangled in our own little worlds believing we are unable to get involved, reach out, or deny self on behalf of another?

We not only need to be prepared to escape our own little worlds to help others, but to enter into another’s world with the express purpose of introducing them to Jesus.
What has He done for you? 
Is it worth sharing with others?


Introducing and encouraging people to walk with Jesus in a way that they reach out to others, sharing what they have received from Him, this is The Great Commission.

Go therefore… and make disciples…

Carol Weaver

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