“The commission of the Church is not simply an optional task to be performed by “superstar” Christians; the Great Commission is the final marching order of our King, meant to fulfill His irrepressible desire to bring all tongues, tribes, peoples, and nations into His presence, where fullness of joy and life everlasting awaits!”

January 13, 2019

Before Jesus departed this earth, he gave His church her marching orders: to go and make disciples of all nations. But if the Bible calls us as Christ followers to be his witnesses in all the world - to be part of the Great Commission that one day will result in people from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation worshiping Christ before his throne - we have to acknowledge that some will need to go to the ends of the earth to bring the good news of the gospel to those who have never heard. Although the task is monumental, Christ does not send us out alone to fulfill His mission. Instead, He graciously sends us with His authority and His very own presence.

Application Questions

  1. How does your identity as an ambassador of Christ (2 Cor 5:20), called to proclaim His excellencies (1 Pet 2:9), impact your life right now? What are ways you can actively grow in these areas?
  2. In light of the Great Commission, have you considered whether God has called you to a new home for the primary purpose of making disciples among those who are under-reached or unreached by the gospel? If so, what has that process looked like, and what did God teach you through that process? If not, what has prevented you?
  3. Is “going” to the nations something you actively pray about? How could a proper understanding of the Great Commission change your prayer life?
  4. How are you affected by the reality that Jesus gives us His authority and His presence for the fulfillment of the Great Commission? Do you consider these things in your everyday life? 
  5. As part of the local church, how can you help and be helped by your fellow brothers and sisters to actively participate in the Great Commission?

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Chris Wessel

Chris is a member of Cornerstone and serves the church as a non-vocational elder.

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