Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” and added at the end “Amen” which means let it be done.
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
However, before commanding us to go, Jesus said this, Matthew 28:18 “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” And if we believe this is true, the hope is that we will trust in the authority of Jesus and do what he commands us to do regardless of what the world is trying to do which is prevent us from obeying our King.
With that said, the core responsibility of a Christian is to do what Jesus commands us to do, so when we come together, or when we choose Jesus as our savior it is important, we know we are immediately called to share the gospel with the rest of humanity. The call to Christ is not for us to become comfortable with being saved, instead, the main go is for us to share the message of salvation with the world.
Our second responsibility as Christians, and after accepting Jesus Christ, is to become a teachable person committed to firstly the reading of the scripture, secondly to be confirmed through training and teaching, and then to share the gospel with others. Becoming a Christian in not to sit and be idle and in the comfort of being someone who acknowledged Jesus, but we are to be practical in our faith as believers.
Now, the role of the shepherd, pastor, or bishop, considering the mission, is to train, teach, and equip his or her disciples to go out and make disciples of all nations as instructed by God. With this organization and practice in place, the mission of God, and the will of God will be accomplished in all the earth through our practical attitude.
Matthew 28:18-19 “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Make disciples, train, equip, and release them to do the work of God.
This is the call of every Christian, and if we believe Jesus has the authority over this earth and in every nations and over the nations, we will move with confidence fulfilling the command of our king…