By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 08/22/20
Since the very beginning of history, God has chosen to commission His people to testify to His name. Today, He is still calling His children to share His Gospel with the world.
After His resurrection, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
The Great Commission is not only for preachers, evangelists, and missionaries. The Great Commission is for every believer and follower of Jesus Christ. We do not need seminary degrees or a library full of commentaries to tell others about Christ. Once we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we receive all the qualification we need. His Holy Spirit will guide our words and actions. He will equip us to speak with whomever He leads us to, no matter how intimidated or nervous we may feel. He will prepare the way for us; we only need to follow obediently.
Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me all the qualification I need to share Your Gospel with the world. In those moments when I feel nervous about speaking out, help me to remember that You will give me the words to say. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“[T]he Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say” (Luke 12:12).