Saturday, July 14, 2018

Matthew 28:16-20

"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.”

In this lesson we are greeted with an idiom, "A day late and a dollar short," which means an action was taken too late and it is of no use anymore since the opportunity is lost. How does this relate to our lesson? 

We as Christians, are presented with everyday opportunities to share the gospel with those around us. We must readily take this advantage before it's too late. After all, tomorrow is never promised. 

The Christians of the early church sold their possessions and gave to those in need, they preached the gospel wherever they went and the Bible says they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news  despite of the persecution going on around them. (Acts 5:42)

In our hearts, there must be a sense of urgency to proclaim Christ's death, resurrection, and soon coming. Do we feel that? I must admit my mind can be preoccupied with a lot of things that I forget what's truly important: Jesus. 

This week is a beautiful opportunity for us to immerse ourselves to the early church's experience. Let us also do a heart check of what produces a sense of urgency in our hearts. We will explore opportunities for us to share Jesus, so that we aren't a day late and a dollar short. 

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