Going Into All Our World

Matthew 28:18-20 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV)
 
When we think about evangelism, we often think that it needs to be done in a foreign country and that we may need to learn another language. Jesus wanted His disciples to go into all their world, which does not necessarily mean to travel to foreign countries. This command does not tell them where or how far to go. This is remarkably similar to what God said to Abraham when Abraham was told to leave his household to go to a land he had never seen and was about to possess.

This command is applicable to us today. God does not necessarily want us to go to a foreign country, learn a new language or sell our things and move a thousand miles away. God asks us to simply get out of where we are and go! Go talk to your neighbor, your friends, your children’s friends and even strangers. We need to get out of our comfort zone and get ready to talk about Jesus, so we can hope to make disciples of everyone we encounter.