Thursday, 22 September 2011

Why the great commission is so GREAT

I am convinced that most of us Christians alive today need to capture again a freshness of the GREAT commission. (Matt 28: 18-20) Jesus' mission became the disciples mission and has been passed down through generations and now it has been passed into our hands. We will hold it for a short time and then will be required to pass it on to the next generation who will in turn have the responsibility to make disciples of all nations and pass it on with passion and urgency.

We sometimes think we are living in difficult times where it is hard for us to share the gospel. However, a quick study of history, the life and times of when Jesus commissioned his disciples to ought to leave us ashamed of the excuses we make. Infact, nearly all were killed in action, they gave everything they had. They got something that somehow, i feel is missing today!

Jesus commission to us is GREAT because it is:

1. It is GREAT in it's authority - Jesus said 'ALL authority in heaven and on earth has been given to him.' There is no authority greater than Jesus in heaven or on earth, so what's our problem? He authorizes us to go!!

2. It is GREAT in it's mission - Make disciples! how? By Baptising them and teaching them to obey EVERYTHING I have commanded you. We are called to be discipled and to disciple. There is nothing greater to Jesus.

3. It is GREAT in it's scope - 'ALL nations' All peoples and as followers of Christ we should learn to love EVERYONE as Jesus did for us. He is passionate for the nations! Salvation is for all people and we must think globally.

4. It is GREAT in it's Promise - Jesus is with us unto the very end of time. His authority, power and presence is ALWAYS available and is with us. Where ever we have been, are right now or will be he has promised to be with us. This ought to make a difference - what a great security and peace we should experience.

Every follower of Jesus is commissioned and sent out to bring people to Jesus. We are all missionaries, so let's get to it!!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Like a fire

What an amazing song and expresses the heart of a devoted follow who pursue the living Christ. I'm hooked forever!!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Great blog by Pastor Perry Noble

Seven Things I Believe About You If You Are In Christ! September 1, 2011

#1 – That God’s plans for your life are greater than yours…and success is not found in control but rather through surrender! (Ephesians 3:20!)

#2 – That if God brought you to it then He will lead you through it…He always finishes what He starts! (Philippians 1:6)

#3 – That there will be times in your life that you are going to have to leave your comfort zone and step into the unknown! (Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 11:6)

#4 – That we cannot do life alone…and God places people in our lives to both encourage and challenge us! (Hebrews 10:24-25)

#5 – That God really does work out ALL THINGS for His glory and our good! (Romans 8:28)

#6 – That you cannot separate yourself from the love of God…He doesn’t love us based on our performance but rather our position as His children! (It is an overwhelming thought when we consider that we cannot out sin the grace of God!) (Romans 8:38-39)

#7 – That you CAN DO what you think you CAN’T DO but feel like He keeps telling you that you’ve GOT TO DO! (Philippians 4:13)

Friday, 2 September 2011