The Great Commission or The Great Obedience
I’ve been watching the Olympics and really enjoying them. A couple of commercials however have really caught my eye. The first is one on Coke. It talks about how in 1886 – 122 years ago a man came up with a formula and the rest is history. Another one is GM – how they started 100 years ago and to celebrate you get the employee discount if you want to buy a vehicle.
Think about it – a little over a century ago – these two things didn’t exist. They have changed the face of the world. You can’t go to a village in the jungle or outpost in the desert and not find a coke – it’s impossible. Cars are also global – if it weren’t for GM’s international market she’d be sunk. I think Toyota came to the U.S. in the mid 70’s and it’s done in 30 years what it took GM to do in 100. In other words, as things connect more – you can distribute faster and broader. I was told in ‘94 there were a handful of web-sites – now there are millions. The internet in just 14 years has connected the world, business – every domain in ways we couldn’t imagine.
Soooooo – what is the implication for everyone getting to hear the good news about Jesus? What is the implication for us being salt and light to the world? What is the implication for all of us being able to be a part of fulfilling the Great Commission?
In the past – people worked hard to fulfill the Great Commission with what they had. Today -fulfilling the Great Commission is a matter of obedience. Their dream, is now our opportunity. What will we do with it? All of us – will be held accountable, because all of us were given the Great Commission – not just the preachers, missionaries, denominations, agencies, and religious organizations. It is not unrealistic AT ALL, that if a group of people came together and focused resources on it – every person in the world could hear the good news and every city in the world could be engaged in transformational ministry. This is what God is doing in the world today – when we stand before him – his measure for us of “well done good and faithful servant” will be – these things were in place – what did you do with them? What will we say?
Bob is the founder, senior leader, and chief spokesman for Glocal.net . His primary focus is to connect leaders and estabish relationships to explore transformation. Follow Bob on Twitter at @bobrobertsjr.