The Great Commission

Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
 
That is known as the Great Commission. It is a command to all Christians of all time. There are different ways to do it. Some go to far away lands as missionaries. Some give money to support the missionaries. Some pray daily for missionaries along with their financial support. Sadly, there are some Christians who do none of these. How are you fulfilling the Great Commission?


He Sent His Holy Spirit

“Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?” They said to him, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Acts 19:2
 
There are a lot of Christians like that. They don’t really know what the Holy Spirit is. Many have not received Him since they have been saved. The Holy Spirit is not an “it”, He is part of the trinity. He is God the Spirit. He is very real but many have a hard time understanding who He is and what He does. The Father sent the Holy Spirit to help us live for Him. He helps us to become more like Jesus in our everyday lives. He leads us in God’s path for our lives. We all need the Holy Spirit in our lives. Have you received Him?


Be a Peacemaker

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Rom. 12:18

I love this verse. It is impossible to be a peace with everybody. Some people just won’t let that happen. But, to the degree that we can, we are to be at peace with everybody. We can’t control what others do but we can take ownership of our own actions. If we need to apologize or take the first step in reconciliation, then we need to do it. Don’t wait on someone else to start. You reach out to them. If they don’t respond, then at least you tried. That is what this verse is talking about.



Pray vs. Complain

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority. I Tim. 2:1-2

It is so easy to complain about others. But have you prayed for them? The Bible tells us to do exactly that. There is no one that we should not pray for, and that includes our leaders. The Bible specifically commands us to pray for them. We are to do that, even if we disagree with their policies. You would be surprised how God can change someone if we pray for them rather than complain, gossip, or nag them. Let’s do it God’s way.