It almost seems absurd that our only goal is sharing the gospel. Sure, our goal is presenting it to 2.5M people, but it’s a very, very focused mission: send out some for everyone to hear it. To some it may not seem like enough. It is. God told us his word always produces.
“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
Isaiah 55:11 NLT
For years, we’ve heard Christ followers pray for the workers for the harvest. We were part of them. We chose to stop just praying and actually do it. Be sent. We have the good news. It’s like Isaiah.
“Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.””
Isaiah 6:8 NLT
And we feel great about being sent in this important mission. We may not have mountains in Columbus, but we’re bringing the good news to everyone.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!”
Isaiah 52:7 NLT
The last thing Jesus told his disciples before he left earth was to “Go and make disciples.” Just them? No. All of us. Everyone needs Jesus. Their life on earth and what happens to them after death depends on it. Paul elaborated.
“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!’”
Romans 10:14-15 NLT
One message. One city. We’ve allowed ourselves to be sent.