The heart of the Great Commission is to make disciples not converts. We are to not only reach people, we must teach them the ways of Christ. The job is not complete until the new Christian is a reproducing disciple-maker.
To the one who loves Jesus, the Lord commanded to “feed my lambs.” (John 21:15) It is the duty of a believer to show others the same love that they’ve received from the Lord, and the give the spiritual food sought by those who hunger for the truth.
We need to be active, willing and eager to share the faith. We need enthusiasm about the gospel, an enthusiasm that communicates about Christianity to our neighbors.
Oh Father God, after passing the eventful last year, we thank you for allowing us to greet this new year 2019. Throwing off all the old and stale things, may we be strengthened with our Father God in newness. Allow this day to be the day of joy where we start anew.
In this day of history, Father God has loved us. You foreknew us. You have chosen us. You have justified us. You will lead us to the ultimate place of glory.