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Some people need to lighten up about the Great Commission

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in blog links, discipleship, missional | Comments Off

Yeah, it’s true. Some people need to lighten up. Did you read what Dave Black said about the Great Commission? (Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 7:57 a.m.)

The Great Commission is the church’s marching orders. Period. It sums up the mission of every individual follower of Jesus and every believing family and every church and every Christian organization. It even sums up our marriages. The first task of every Christian is to extend the kingdom of Christ among every people group in the world. Everything else must be subordinate to that purpose.

That’s so all-encompassing.

[sarcasm]Is compromise really that bad? I mean, everything in moderation, right? I went to church today, isn’t that enough? I even gave to foreign missions. Sheesh… it’s like he expects me to be a missionary.[/sarcasm]

It’s so much easier being a cultural Christians than it is to really follow Jesus Christ.