Monday, January 3, 2011

4 X 4 Challenge

This month, Telephone Baptist will start a four week emphasis on sharing the gospel with others.

The main point of doing this is to follow the Great Commission…Matthew 28:19-20.  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

I was curious to look up the word “commission” in the dictionary: 
a formal written warrant granting the power to perform various acts or duties.  The believer has been given authority and power to complete this Great Commission and we have been commanded to “make disciples” at all costs.  Jesus has given the believer the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower us as His witnesses of who the Lord is and how He saves us through our own salvation.

Preacher Paul Washer asked in a sermon “What has the Great Commission cost you?”  If the believer in Jesus Christ has been fulfilling the Great Commission then it costs you for spreading the gospel message such as persecution and suffering.  You are working directly against the gates of hell and the author of confusion to increase the kingdom of heaven.  It will cost us but it is what the Messiah desires of His servants of the kingdom.

I want to encourage you to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leadership in your life to spread the gospel message.  Dig into the Scriptures to read about salvation and the book of Romans to understand the details of this great salvation and the work of the Holy Spirit.  Pray that your heart will be broken for those that are lost in your offices and neighborhoods.  People that you are around all the time that you already have a relationship with. 

We will continue this journey for the month of January and walk through this challenge together.  God Bless, Sleepy Disciple Smile

1 comment:

Jeff Richard Young said...

Dear Brian,

What are the terms of the 4x4 challenge?

Love in Christ,