"Go therefore into all the world and make disciples..." Matthew 28: 19
You ever get bored? I do. Yet considering the present condition of most people on this earth I must say Jesus' words in Matthew 28 often give a reality check to my state of "boredom."
There's plenty of work to go around for the would be evangelist in this present age. With the worlds population well over 6 billion now, we certainly have more than enough souls to seek to keep us busy for several lifetimes, though we'll be given only one. When I consider this tremendous passage at the very end of our Lord's ministry on this earth, I am reminded of several things regarding my role as an evangelist. First, I am reminded that the command here is to "make disciples" while I am "going." It's not some sophisticated plan. It's as I am going about my daily life (at the store, at the ball game, etc.) I am interacting with people and in doing so I am always looking for an opportunity to share the gospel with the lost. Second, making disciples involves two things. (1) Immersion (And the teaching of the gospel that brings a person to this point); (2) Teaching (Taking this new child of God under my arms and leading them into the precious truths of God's Word). Lastly, He is with me. What a great promise indeed. That as I am going about doing His work His Word is there to guide me and the souls that I am teaching!