The Great Omission
After Jesus’ resurrection, he commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations. Instead of committed disciples obeying the Great Commission, we can revert to becoming consumers who succumb to the great omission.
The Kingdom is composed of disciples who have a commission to the world, a commitment to the church, a commandment for discipleship, and a communion with Jesus.
Commission to the World
- Jesus does not expect the world to come to the church but for the church to go to the world.
- The Great Commission is about prioritizing others’ eternities over our comforts.
- If Jesus is worthy of the praise of all nations, we can’t stop until he receives it.
Commitment to the Church
- Baptism is an external illustration of an internal salvation.
- The public nature of baptism emphasizes the commitment to Jesus and His Church.
- Baptized believers profess to one another their death to earthly desires and their resurrection to Kingdom priorities.
Commandment for Discipleship
- We are called to make disciples – not converts.
- If there is a true profession of faith, there should be a true progression of faith.
- Discipleship must involve more than the transfer of biblical information but focus on the teaching of biblical application.
Communion with Jesus
- We cannot undertake the work of Jesus apart from the presence of Jesus.
- The presence of Jesus is not only the Great Commission’s power but also its purpose.
- The meaning and message of the Bible and our lives can be summarized in three words: God with us.