Message for August 21, 2011

We are considering the subject of the Great Commission and how we are to fulfill it in the world.  We must truly understand what is involved in communicating the Gospel to the world.  In order to “Go” successful we must understand why we were invited to “Come.”  Were we invited because we possessed some great ability or quality?  What did God see when He looked at us?  Was it love at first sight or love in spite?  In spite of what He saw He loved us.  Why? Because He chose to.  He made no qualifications when He said “Come.”  Whosoever will, let him come. “ He who comes to Me, I will in no wise cast out.”

    It is not our job to change the world, it is our job to offer people a way to change their lives. The world system will never change until Jesus comes again.  We need to expend our efforts changing the hearts of people and not trying to control their behavior.  God in Jesus was reconciling the world(people) unto Himself.  It was unconditional and universal.  No one was left out. It is not to tell people how “bad” they are but that “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. ” The Great Commission is that Jesus payed the price for their redemption. When we realize the meaning of “come”, we understand the importance of “go”.   

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