The Great Commission says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching 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
The command is actually to “make disciples”. Disciples are made, in part, by “going”, “baptizing”, and “teaching”.
Now when it comes to “going”, there are three ways we can become involved as one obedient to the commission. We can ‘Go’, ‘Let Go’ or ‘Help Go’.
We can ‘Go’. God may actually call us to be the one who goes and shares the gospel in some out of context place.
We can ‘Let Go’ by releasing a loved one or someone with whom we are close as they respond to God’s call to some far off place.
We can ‘Help Go’ by supporting someone who is called to ‘Go’. Most people are senders and not the one being sent.
Going, letting go and helping to go are all ways we can become involved in missions.
In the New Testament, we see in Acts 13 that Paul and Barnabas were two men who were called by God to go. The church in Antioch let them go. In Philippians 4, Paul commends the church for their support of him as he continued his missionary journeys.
So what will it be in our lives as we attempt to fulfill the Great Commission? Do we ‘Go’, ‘Let Go’ or ‘Help Go’?
Something to think about…