In this passage from Acts 1, we find the last recorded words of Jesus before His ascension. These words should be the heartbeat for Christians in fulfilling the task given to the Church. Dr. Greenway challenges us to rethink our mission and missions if we are going to be found faithful in 2021.
Why is the Great Commission, from verse 8, reiterated five times throughout the gospels? Jesus knew how easy it is for us to become distracted and diverted from what is a priority for the Christian Church today. Jesus directly challenges the mentality that “missions is for someone else.”
If we are to “be the church,” we must realize that we are all called to bring the good news of the gospel to others. Failure to do so is nothing short of sin.