“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 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 to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
The eleven were charged with the commission of teaching everything that they had been commanded. This shifted their revelation of Christ from them only to a radical new way of thinking….a mission of teaching others. These others eventually included us. We are living a life of knowing the goodness of God through Jesus Christ because of the initial obedience of Jesus Christ himself and the faithfulness of the eleven. And if they were to teach nations everything they had been commanded, then that responsibility now becomes ours to fulfill…..but wait, it is not a burden, we were created for this…..
We were created for Radical love!!!
- Jesus is Radical Love! Jesus died for each and every one of us!
- Jesus has Radical Authority! He received all authority in heaven and on earth!
- Jesus entrusted doubters with a Radical Assignment to change the world. Only 11 of them to jumpstart the entire process and the rest of us to keep it up!!!
- Jesus gives Radical Assurance! He was always with them and is always with us!
You have been radically loved, so radically love!!!!! You’ve been given the tools, the power, the abilities, now go and use them. Don’t sit around in the apathy and depression of the Devil! Get up and go visit your neighbor and start a relationship on some level. It may be hard at first, but you were created for the hard stuff. Stop selling yourself short and trust that God is with you and engage!! Who cares if you don’t have any money or time, you can give so much more. Burned one time after another in church? Well they didn’t save you from your sin, Jesus did. Don’t let any excuses stop you! Give of yourself and your radical love WILL make a difference. You were designed to love this way. You are dying because you are not engaged. It is like the Dead Sea. Everything coming in and nothing going out. Release the Radical life within you today. You were created to be a fresh spring of living water. Your very health depends on it, your very life depends on it, the continuation of our mission depends on it…what do you have to lose?
“Church, you are Plan A and there is no Plan B.” David Platt