Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rebranding the Great Commission

a Biblical thought...
Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words. (Luke 19:47-48)

a Book thought...
On the platform I carefully cultivated the conversational style because I soon saw that it was the most effective in speaking to all classes of people. (p123)
a Dave thought... by Greg Stier
It's time to rebrand The Great Commission for a postmodern generation. I propose we call it THE Cause. Why? Because people are into causes today, especially young people (if you don't believe me you need to sign up for Facebook...after your first hundred or so cause invitations you'll change your mind.) And the ultimate cause is the timeless command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19 to "Go and make disciples of all nations...." Here Jesus is calling his young followers to invade and persuade, to make disciples who make disciples, until every nation has heard the good news.

This is THE Cause of causes. While there are some good causes out there that we can be involved with, some goofy causes that we should avoid, there is one cause that we must all embrace. It is THE Cause that Jesus left us with before He ascended into heaven. We are to spend the majority of our time, talent and treasure making disciples who make disciples.

Just a thought.

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