As Christians, we are called to be mission-minded folks; individuals that bare in mind the great commission as conveyed in Matthew 28- we are called to go and make disciples; baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. At the moment of baptism, our mission was instilled in us just like Jesus’ mission was when he was baptized. How shall we carry the mission? Well, Paul gives us some insight as to how we should carry out our mission. In short, Paul tells the church in Philippians 1:27-30 that we are to carry out the mission of the gospel as good citizens of heaven, like athletes who are willing to work as a team and not as individuals, and finally like warriors who are willing to stand firm in the midst of opposition.
- In your own walk carrying out the mission of the Gospel, have you acted more like a good citizen, an athlete, or a warrior? Explain.
- If we are to carry out the great commission effectively in the 21st century, we must be able to work outside our denominational walls because no sole denomination will be able to nourish all. How can we work together with other denominations to carry out the great commission?