Your Neighbor Needs What You Have
He Went to Him – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:16-20
Key Verse: Luke 10:33
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
When Jesus left His disciples and ascended into heaven, He gave them one last bit of direction. We refer to these instructions as the Great Commission. If you were able to read the suggested reading section for today, you read Jesus’ last words: Go into all the world and make disciples.
What does it take to make a disciple? There is no “cookie cutter” format; it is different for every person we are working with. However, there are some common principles. One of those principles for making disciples is that we must “go”! In other words, Jesus does not want us to have an attitude that says, “If they want to be saved, they know where to find us.” We are to be proactive and go to wherever “they” may be and share the good news of the gospel.
A second common principle of making disciples is, in our “going” we try to sense what they may need to cross over the bridge of faith. Some may need to talk; to ask questions about the teachings of Jesus. Some may need to be fed; no one can truly hear us if they are hungry. Some may be hurting and we need to be a healer of their hurts, whether that is in the areas of physical or emotional trauma. Again, when we accept the Great Commission as our marching orders, we must go to those who are far from God and sense where they are and what they need. (Continued)
Father, I accept your command to go! I will look for that person that is far from you and find out how I can help them come to you in faith. In Jesus’ name, amen.