Matthew 28:19-20 NIRV
So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end."
He said to them all, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." But how 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!"
1. What is the Great Commission (Matthew 28 and Mark 16) in your own words?
2. What does the Great Commission tell us about the condition of those who do not know Christ? Would this include those who hold to a different faith?
3. What is your role in fulfilling the Great Commission?
4. What is our church’s role in fulfilling the Great Commission?
5. How would you answer this: “There are plenty of lost people in our community, why are we sending people and money to other countries?”
1. Pray for yourself and our church – that we would become a “Great Commission Church.”
2. Pray that God might move within us to raise up short term and long term missionaries who will take the Gospel and love of Christ all over the world.
3. Pray for the missionaries who have gone out from and mission organizations that are supported by our church:
International Mission Board
• North American Mission Board
• Baptist Convention of New Mexico
• Feed My Starving Children
• Shawn and Lillian Taylor (Inner City Denver CRU)
• Greg and Tosha Symes (Baptist Student Work)
• Jeremy and Emily Lewis (Christian Challenge)
• Emmis and Kristin (Rivers of Mercy Orphanage)
• Crosstown Ministries
• Young Life Las Cruces
• NMSU Christian Challenge
• NMSU CRU