When Jesus was about to ascend to heaven, he gave a final command to his disciples: Go forth, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Since then, the people of God have been called to the mission of spreading the Gospel and sharing the hope of Jesus with the world.
The great commission is the mission of the church. We who follow Christ are charged with the responsibility of sharing the Good News with the lost. We must not forget the call that Jesus has given us to go out and proclaim the Salvation.
When we are faced with the formidable task of missions, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and intimidated.
But we must remember that God is with us and will empower us for the task. The Holy Spirit gives us the strength and courage to step out in faith and share the love of Jesus.
Take heart, beloved. The mission of the church is missions. In Acts chapter one, Jesus tells his followers to start spreading the Gospel where they live, continue with like-minded people, then go to people who they are not like, and finally witness to the ends of the earth. These spheres of witness apply to all followers of Christ in every location until He returns.
Jesus promised that he will go before us and prepare a way. He is with us and will never leave us. We can go forth with confidence, trusting in the power of the Holy Spirit and the provision of God.
Let us go together, bravely and faithfully, to share the good news of Jesus with the world. May God bless us as we join in the mission of the church.