Matthew 28: 18-20 (NIV) - "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
God has a plan - and He is working His plan. From man to marriage, sin and salvation, family to church - He has a plan. He has revealed His plan in His Word. The verses above speak of His plan for the church. Because He (Jesus) has all authority, He gives the instructions and marching orders for the church.
Basically - Go and disciple. We too often as a 21st century church want to sit, soak, and sour when our commander-in-chief has told us to Go, grow, and glow! We are not to wait for the heathen to darken our doorways, we are to seek them out. The - we are to strive to develop them into disciples - followers of Jesus Christ. One of my mentors used to say that a church should be filled with those who are outside the faith - so we can bring them to the faith.
Today, ponder and seek to reach someone who is outside and bring them in.
For Kingdom Education,