“In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1) The fourth word in the Bible must be understood or the rest of the Bible will make no sense.
Two weeks ago, we looked at the foundational truths of God. He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and sovereign.
Last week, we looked at the attributes of God. Holy, love, mercy, grace, peace, and longsuffering.
This week, knowing these truths, we will be challenged to take God’s word to our friends, neighbors, and enemies. We will learn what it means to fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28.
WHO WILL ANSWER THE CALL?
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12 And the Lord have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. (Isaiah 6:8-12)
God is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and sovereign.
God is holy, love, mercy, grace, peace, and longsuffering.
God commands us to “GO” and tell others about His Son Jesus. He gives us His power. He gives us a ready-made harvest field. He gives us souls for our labor. He gives us a book, the Bible, to teach His precepts and principles.
God has given us everything to be successful.
God then asks the question, “Will you go and tell others about Jesus?”
The answer is a resounding NO!
How sad that the one group of people that God has equipped to fulfill this task, refuse to go.
WILL YOU GO?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001