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Read Matthew 28:16-20
“Then Jesus came near and said to them, ‘All authority has
been given to Me in heaven and on earth.’”
Matthew 28:18 (HCSB)

In military circles, when a high-ranking officer speaks, people listen and
follow directions. Our Commander-in-Chief, Jesus Christ, has spoken
and called His church to action. The Great Commission is not optional or
suggestive in nature. Jesus expects His followers to obey His marching
orders. Our marching orders begin at home and extend to the ends of the
earth. The Great Commission is the mission mandate for every church,
regardless of the church’s structure, size, or style.

In the act of going, Jesus hasn’t called His people to merely record
decisions. He has commanded that His people make disciples. A disciple
is a learner and follower of Christ. Is the church you serve intentional
about making disciples? What is your strategy for reaching all nations?
Our Commander-in-Chief refuses to send His followers into the mission
field alone. He promises to always be with us.

You and I have been called to attention and given an assignment that
can change lives, marriages, families, churches, and nations. Let’s not
disobey our Commander-in-Chief’s marching orders!

Reflect on how you’ve responded to the Great Commission.
Have you and your church treated Jesus’ command
as optional or mandatory? May you allow the Lord to use
you to impact the nations for His glory!