“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew. 28:19-20)
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:15-16)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; (Romans 12:10-11)
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart… (2 Cor. 9:6-7)
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer…And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;…with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people… (Acts 2:42-47)
This commission is to all of us who are children of God. Each of us must decide how we will answer that “calling”. Will we respond as Isaiah did? “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8) Yes, it is a BIG mission and a BIG task! But, it’s been done before (Col. 1:5-6 & Jude 3) We have a BIG GOD and with us working together and sharing a common BIG faith, what seems like an impossible task becomes possible – when we keep our trust in GOD. TOGETHER we can do this, because GOD will bless us as we do His will – TOGETHER!