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21 Day Fast | Day 17: The Great Commission

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21 Day Fast | Day 17: The Great Commission

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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."

Mark 16:15-16
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.

Romans 10:13-15
"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!"


CONSIDER

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?”


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PRAY

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

 

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21 Day Fast | Day 16: Winning People To Christ

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21 Day Fast | Day 16: Winning People To Christ

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Acts 1:8 NLT
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 2:46-47 NLT
They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.

Ezekiel 3:18-19
When I say to a wicked person, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.  But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.

Luke 15:4-7
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.


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CONSIDER

1. What in these passages tells us that the responsibility of telling others about Christ belongs to everyone, not just pastors, preachers and church staff?

2. What do you think God feels about churches in which few people are saved or baptized?  Who is to blame?

3. How can you be more intentional about sharing Christ with others and plugging them into a church where they can grow in their faith?


PRAY

1. Pray for yourself and our church – that God would give us His burden for those who are lost spiritually and do not know Christ.  

2. Pray that we (you) would be faithful to share the Gospel with others seven days a week.  

3. Pray that many would come to faith in Christ, have their sins forgiven, be adopted as God’s children, receive eternal life and be baptized as His new disciples.

4. Make a list of those you know who need Christ.  Begin praying for them and for the opportunity to share Christ with them and invite them to church.

 

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