The Priority

The best proof of the resurrected Jesus is not the sacred text, historical evidence, or eyewitness accounts, the most persuasive, irrefutable validation is YOU! Someone once said, “I know Jesus changed my life because I was there when it happened!” You are audible, visible proof of the life-changing power of Jesus. When told succinctly and clearly, your story of how you met Christ is the on-ramp for others to place their faith in Christ. Jesus’ famous last words were “you shall be my witness.” The ones who heard Him changed the world. This week we are reorienting our thoughts towards sharing our Jesus. As you read the devos, think deeply, slowly and pray for a heart shift. Somebody you know needs to hear about Jesus. A big thanks to the many of you that have shared and reposted the devos.

The Priority

Read:

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18

Reflect:

Christianity is about Jesus, His dreams, His desires, His demands. To be a Christian is to fully surrender to Jesus and receive Him as Lord. Ultimately, Christianity is not about personal salvation, personal blessings or even personal happiness. Rather, it is about an individual finding his or her unique relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and surrendering his or her life to fulfill His destiny. From that point forward, everything connected to the Christian life is prioritized by the demands of King Jesus. 

The Kingdom of the Lord is absolute. From His exalted position as King, Jesus, the resurrected Son of God, is over all things, has all authority and rules as sovereign Lord over the creation. His Kingdom is not future; it’s not just eternity it’s a present reality

His work is His church. At its base, the work of His church is supernatural, demonstrating the power and authority of His Kingdom; it is salvific, bringing individuals into the family of God as true sons and daughters of God; and it is loving, extending the great care of heaven over those who are saved. Those who receive Him as Lord and Savior are gathered into His church and baptized with the Holy Spirit, and through His church, the Lord Jesus extends His love, forgiveness and provision to the nations.  

Respond:

Are you participating in Jesus’ mission?