You Have ONE Job

My daughter went to prom recently.  During the weeks leading up to prom, there were signs all over the school advertising the sale of Prom Tickets and announcing the theme of this year’s event. One sign proudly read, “Ticets on sale” and then at the bottom, "Redeem at Interance”.  My reaction to these sorts of this is always, “Come on; you had ONE JOB!”

As Christians, Jesus made it clear that we have one job.  We usually call it the Great Commission. Jesus laid it out to us this way “Go into all the world and make disciples.” In our quest to carry out the great commission we sometimes get caught up in seeking more knowledge so that we will have answers for the questions that people may ask us.  We sometimes equate our activity in the church as a measure of how we are doing in our quest to follow Christ.  Knowledge is a good thing.  Service in the church is a good thing. Being involved in Christian community is a good thing.  All are elements of discipleship, but something is missing.  Christ never called us to "come and become disciples” He calls us to “GO and MAKE Disciples!”  In our quest for growth and knowledge, we can’t lose sight of the mission.   When Jesus called his first disciples, He said to them, ”Come and follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”  He didn’t say, “Come and I will give you knowledge”. He didn’t say “come and I will make you stronger, safer, deeper or richer”.   He said "follow me, and I will make you fishers of men".

From his first call to the disciples to his last challenge to those who follow Him, the message is clear. Discipleship starts with evangelism.  Followers have to fish!  

Join us in our series, “You Have ONE Job!”, as we explore how to leverage our lives for the gospel.


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