“Then Jesus came to them and 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 everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus left no doubt about the mission he tasked his disciples with, shortly before his crucifixion.
They were to spread out. Share God’s Word in every corner of the world. Create a legion of followers. These famous Scriptural passages are commonly called the Great Commission.
The mission of C-Suite for Christ – to “Cover the World in Christ” – precisely parallels the Great Commission. Its goal? Evangelism.
This isn’t cheap talk, nor a slogan or bumper sticker. It’s a call to action.
Jesus awaits our response. After ascending to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit back to keep His mission alive. Are we holding up our end of the deal?
Judging by the society around us, the answer is “No.” A battle of good vs. evil rages. From the looks of things, the secular forces working feverishly to diminish Christianity are ahead.
Acceptance of egregiously sinful behavior abounds. The mass media openly promotes evil. Mutilation of our God-image bodies is widely advocated – even with children too young to understand or resist the Satan-spawned pressure.
Is there still a chance to reverse this tide, and return God to the reverential position He deserves?
Whose Fault Is It?
“But he said, ‘Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!’” – Luke 11:28
Our last post cited how far too many Christians are quick to cast blame for the situation we’re in. Conventional wisdom is that non-believers – the proverbial “They” – just don’t live right.
They don’t accept Christ. They don’t read the Bible. They live sinful lives that – let’s face it – are probably beyond redemption.
In short, many Christians are throwing in the towel. They don’t want to fight the battle. The challenge is too steep – the opposition, too resolute.
This quitting overlooks a glaring Scriptural fact: We are commanded by Christ to convert unbelievers into disciples. It’s the Great Commission – which, in case you haven’t noticed, contains the word “mission.”
Evangelism is more than marching orders. It’s a way of life. We should constantly be on the lookout for opportunities to share God’s Word. As part of Romans 10:4 – something that I like to refer to as the Accountability Verse – asks, “And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”
“Preaching” takes many forms. Obviously, talking about Christ is a direct means to get His message across. Are you ready when the moment arises?
Being empathetic, patient, and generous with others exemplifies God’s love. Sometimes, in our hectic, self-absorbed world, a simple act of kindness can open the door. If a stranger says, “Thank you,” might you reply, “God guides me?”
C-Suite for Christ offers myriad opportunities for fellowship, and to strengthen your commitment to the Great Commission. Attend a monthly gathering. Participate in Coffee & Christ. Plan to attend the 2024 Covering the World in Christ Celebration.
After all, the organization’s mission is to “Cover the World in Christ.” Doing so will take many bold, unapologetic disciples who believe in EGO. We’re all in this together. Most importantly, Christ is with us … which turns our mission into a can’t-fail crusade.
(If you’re ready to embrace Christ, He’s ready for you. Visit C Suite for Christ to join in Christ-centered fellowship with other professionals. Join us as a member. Plant a chapter where you live. Consider becoming a corporate partner. Follow C Suite for Christ on LinkedIn and Facebook. Questions? Contact Paul M. Neuberger at (414) 313-8338 or [email protected].)