EVERY ONE ON MISSION!
Some would consider that a rather bold vision. Others would go so far as to declare it unrealistic.
I’ve learned something very important in over a quarter century as a pastor. There is only one thing that should drive our vision. It doesn’t matter if it’s considered bold or unrealistic. It matters that it’s Biblical. In the final words of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus gave a charge or commission to His followers, all His followers. Matthew states,
“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 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 28:18-20
We are called to make disciples of all nations. The Lord made that very, very clear.
Being on mission doesn’t just happen. It’s the task of your local church leadership to help prepare and train you for the work (Ephesians 4:12). May the Holy Spirit enrich and empower you as you live out our vision of every one on mission.
"And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted."
- Nate Saint