Day 16 of 21: Immersed

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. OBSERVATION: When we are baptized in water, …

Day 15 of 21: All Nations

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 Go and make disciples of all nations… OBSERVATION: The Greek word, ethnos, for nations here does not just mean people from various countries. It means differing ethnic groups. It could be said this way, “Go and make disciples of every kind of person. Go everywhere and to everyone.” That may seem simple at first glance, but human …

Day 14 of 21: Disciples of Discipline

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 Go and make disciples… OBSERVATION: Jesus created the church. He then gave us our mission statement in The Great Commission. Over the next few days, we are going to break it down and look at what it means, as well as what it means for us today. Yesterday, we looked at us being able to go because …

Day 13 of 21: Send Me!

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:18-19 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go…” OBSERVATION: God has given us a tremendous task. We are being sent like sheep among wolves (Luke 10:3). Over the years many great men and women of God have laid down their lives for the sake …

Day 12 of 21: Doubt’s Disaster

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:16-17 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. OBSERVATION: I love when God shows me something in His word that I’ve never seen before. The Great Commission and Jesus’ ascension did not happen in a random crowded place. …

Day 11 of 21: In-Between

SCRIPTURE: Exodus 16:2-3 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” …

Day 10 of 21: Overflow

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 55:2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit Psalm 23:5 …You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. OBSERVATION: It is so easy to get filled up with things that …

Day 9 of 21: Key for Direction

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. OBSERVATION: Sometimes the simplest principles are the most powerful. Are we acknowledging God in all our ways? Are we involving Him, or even considering Him, when we choose what to …

Day 8 of 21: Much is Required

SCRIPTURE: Luke12:48 To whom much was given, much will be required, and from those to whom is entrusted much, more will be demanded. OBSERVATION: God does not expect you to work with what you don’t have. He does, however, expect you to work diligently with what you do have. We, in the American church, have been given so much. We …

Day 7 of 21: The Fruit of Our Lips

SCRIPTURE: Romans 4:17 …God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. …