And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go 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, 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.” – Matthew 28:18-20.
Notice the title of this teaching? GO, into the world. I admire those who can pick up and leave home and even loved ones behind for a season to go into the world. Just to be clear, I’m not referring to just Christian missionaries either though I have a very high respect for them. No, I’m referring to the everyday, average ‘Joe,’ no matter the gender or ethnicity or for that matter, nationality, that is willing to take what they have in the form of skills and gifts and share them with others.
Before I get to going to far ahead let me tell you of a pet-peeve I have. There are way too many ministries and churches today, what I like to call “brick and mortar” organizations, that camp within their four walls and they teach their congregation to “go out into the workplace and streets and where ever else you can find people and COMPEL them to come here!” Sorry, I can’t find that anywhere in my Bible or in any of the different translations that I use for study. Everywhere I look, I see Jesus telling those He has discipled to “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD!”