“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
We just celebrated Easter Sunday, which is all about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus’s resurrection is at the core of Christianity—his resurrection is what makes the gospel good. But it doesn’t end there. Christianity doesn’t end with us believing Jesus Christ and his finished work on our behalf.
After his resurrection, Jesus invited his disciples to a call greater than themselves. Two thousand years later, the call is the same for us: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). As Christians, we are called to go.
John 20:21 puts it this way: “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.’”
The Apostles fulfilled their mission. They evangelised and made disciples (read the Book of Acts). Following them in centuries past were faithful Christians who participated in that call—we’re fruits of their faithfulness. In the 21st century the call is for us to go and make disciples of all nations.
Will you choose comfort and security? Or are you going to choose to participate in such a beautiful call to evangelise?
- Read and meditate on the whole of Romans 8:12-30.