Matthew 28:19-20 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [b]Amen.
When Jesus ascended back to heaven he left his disciples with a mandate and that applies to us as well. They were to raise up other disciples, they were to teach them to observe everything that the Lord had commanded them to do.
That’s the part I want to focus on. Knowing and quoting is one thing, but doing is another. You and I have a responsibility to live out what Christ has taught us. As ambassadors of heaven living on earth, we are that tangible example of the heavenly kingdom that others have to see. The question we must always ask as we make decisions in life is weather our decisions are a correct representation of the kingdom that we represent.
The disciples in the book of acts walked in such a manner that those who observed them wanted a piece of what they had and the bible says that God added daily to their number those who were being saved. The met together in the temple and from house to house, the sat and were taught by the apostles and they lived out what they were taught. They genuinely loved one another, they had powerful prayer sessions and they shared what they had because they had a genuine love for one another. Signs and miracle were the order of the day when they came together. They had such an impact it is recorded that they turned the world upside down.
We have the same responsibility, may we not get distracted, may we never lose focus!
What is your personal responsibility as a disciple of Jesus, what will you have to give account for?
Are you taking your responsibility to God and those in the body seriously?
What are you going to do to be more effective?