Yesterday I commented on Pastor Jeff’s latest message in his series, “It’s a Rescue Mission”. For me, they’ve really made me do some thinking.
Yesterday I talked about how PJ broke down The Great Commission. You know it; Jesus says…
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…
PJ said that “go” looks different for everyone, because we’re all in different jobs in life, we all have different skills and hobbies, and we each can offer hope to someone no one else can in ways no one else can.
But PJ continued to break down that verse further. Next he talked about the word “make” and what it looks like for each of us. Now, I’m not going to use his words, but here’s what God said to my heart…
The word “make” is an action word. It is a word that indicates something being created, a work in progress, and again, and individual thing. I’m not going to make disciples like you would.
For instance, you might be better at talking to someone, getting to know them… than I might be. It might take you less time to build that rapport you need when you get to the things of the heart. Making disciples is going to be different for you than it will be for me.
But here’s the bottom line: GO & MAKE.
Since you’ve been rescued, given hope, and given new life, don’t you feel compelled to offer the “rope of hope” to someone else? I know I do.
Pastor Jeff quoted Pastor Ed Young, who said, “The radically rescued rescue radically.”
Trade in that yacht for a fire truck.