Monday, April 13, 2009

Go and tell someone

Matt 28:16-20 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came 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 of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Luke 24:44-48 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things.

Mark 16:19-20 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.


This command from Jesus was not just given to the remaining eleven. This command was given to the church.

This command was given to you, Christian.

Go and tell someone this week.


Ike said...

"'Evangelion' (that we call the gospel) is a Greek word, and signifieth good, merry, glad and joyful tidings, that maketh a man's heart glad, and maketh him sing, dance and leap for joy."

William Tyndale, quoted in Iain H. Murray, Evangelicalism Divided, page 1.

Tomorrow some of us will preach the gospel. May we announce to the people one utterance, at least just one, that has the power to make a reasonable, thoughtful, respectable adult want to stand up and shout for joy. Not that they will. But they should be thinking, "Hold on here, buddy. I know how you feel, but don't let this joy carry you away." If we never say anything that has that effect on a reasonable adult, are we preaching the gospel?

Let's preach to sinners the news so good that we ourselves must struggle against the joy of it.

Steve Martin said...

When that Word grabs a hold of us, we cannot help but speak of the freedom and joy that our Lord Jesus has given to us!

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Joseph A. said...

This is something I struggle with badly. Scares me to death for some foolish reason, when it really shouldn't. I don't have an issue with leaving a $1 mil tract with a tip after dinner but that's wimpy if I let it be my limit.