“Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter unless it is about loving God and loving the people He has made?” –Francis Chan

God gave us The Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20: Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

We know it. We memorize it. And we do Bible studies on the topic of making disciples. But let’s face it…when we stand before God, do you think He will cheer us on for only memorizing this scripture, learning this scripture in different languages and dissecting it word for word while in a Bible study? No. Sure, He will be glad we did those things, but He will ultimately judge us on how we LIVED his commandment. The video below by Francis Chan compares God’s commands to us and relates them to our commands of our children. We care about the ACTION — not the understanding or comprehension of our command. God feels the same.

God gave us more verses with the same message as well!

We take the Great Commission very seriously and have provided ways for YOU to take action through Missions Partners! One way to take action is to read the following Biblical verses that support Matthew 28:19-20 and to do what they say!

1. John 15:16

“‘You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.’”

Bearing fruit happens when we preach the Gospel! Fruit can only come from a healthy plant, so although our actions are important, we must also examine the heart.

2. Romans 10:14–15

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”

Such thought-provoking questions, right? God gave His gift of redemption to everyone! It’s not something we hear and keep to ourselves. How can anyone believe and accept God’s gift of grace if they have never been given the gift? It’s our job to preach and share the good news when we are sent!

3. Matthew 4:19-20

“‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.”

God often uses the stories of fisherman in His Word. He wants us to literally “fish for men.” When He asks them to leave their nets, He’s talking about leaving our security, our comfort, and all that we know and follow HIM! For aren’t men more important than “fish?”

4. Acts 1:8

“‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’”

God never stopped at Judea or Samaria. He made sure to include “…and to the ends of the earth.” There’s a reason for that! He doesn’t want us to limit His message or to keep His message of grace to ourselves. When the Spirit comes upon us, it is powerful enough to reach ALL nations.

We have all been called to evangelism. How can we help you follow His call?