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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 NRSV



When we hear this word, we usually feel a sense of urgency or encouragement to take action. For example, "Go" signals the beginning of a race or contest—"on your mark, get set, go"—prompting participants to start moving or competing immediately. It can also mean giving permission or encouragement to proceed with a task or activity. For example, If we're hesitating to try something new, a friend might say, "Just go for it!"


Matthew 28:16-20, often called the Great Commission, comes at the end of the gospel. Jesus has been resurrected, and he meets with his disciples in Galilee. Here, he gives them a mandate to the eleven, which extends to all who would become his followers in the future. It is a call to action, a directive that propels us forward with purpose and passion.


The word "Go" in this context is not merely a suggestion; it is an imperative, a command that comes with the authority of Christ Himself. It is a word that breaks the inertia of complacency and sets us in motion toward a divine goal. Jesus' instruction to "Go" is not just about physical movement; it's about taking initiative in our faith journey.


Jesus commands us to "Go" and make disciples of all nations. This is a global mission, one that transcends borders, cultures, and languages. The scope of "Go" is as broad as the world itself, inviting us to step out of our comfort zones and engage with people from all walks of life.


As we "Go," we are not alone. Jesus promises His presence with us, "always, to the end of the age." This assurance is the foundation of our confidence. As we embark on this commission, we know Christ Himself accompanies us at every step.


To "Go" is to be active in sharing the gospel, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching others to obey Christ's commands. It is a call to be disciples who make disciples, learners who become teachers, and followers who lead others to follow.


The command to "Go" is urgent. The time to act is now. The world awaits our message of hope and salvation. Let us not delay in our obedience to Christ's command.


As we reflect on the Great Commission, consider how the command to "Go" applies to our lives. Where is God calling us to take action? How can we participate in the global mission of making disciples? And how does the promise of Jesus' presence empower us to move forward in faith?


Heavenly Father,


We come before You with hearts eager to serve Your purpose and to spread the Good News of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We ask for Your divine empowerment as we heed the call to "Go."


Lord, grant us the boldness to speak Your truth in love without fear or hesitation. May Your Spirit encourage us to proclaim the gospel with clarity and conviction, reaching out to those searching for hope.


Bestow upon us the courage to step out in faith, cross boundaries, and engage with all You place in our path. Let us not be deterred by challenges or opposition but instead find strength in Your promise that You are always with us.


Instill in us an unwavering resolve to follow Your command to make disciples. Help us to be steadfast in our commitment, diligent in our efforts, and joyful in our service.


May our actions reflect the love of Christ, and may our lives be a testament to the transformative power of Your grace. Lead us, Lord, as we "Go" forth to share the good news and to bring glory to Your name.


In Jesus' name, we pray,

Amen.


Blessings,

Pastor Tim



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