It’s the week after Easter, and we’ve just received the best news ever. The news that Jesus has risen. What should we do with the best news ever? Well, after Easter, Jesus gave us the Great Commission. He said that we should go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them everything He had commanded. It can be very comfortable sitting inside the four walls of the church, but that was not Jesus’ command. His mission for us is to go, preach, baptize, and make disciples in His name. Use ‘After Easter Mission’ to remind your church about the greatest mission ever, the Great Commission.
Jesus is alive! That powerful Easter moment was not an ending but a beginning. After His resurrection, Jesus commanded us to go and tell the world. To share the hope of Easter with everyone, everywhere. Easter may be over, but our commission is clear…Let’s Go!
After Easter, Jesus continued to minister on this planet for another 40 days before He ascended into Heaven. During that time, he opened the disciple’s eyes. He opened their minds to understand scripture. And, most importantly, after Easter he gave His church the Great Commission. With this new mission for the church, he tells each of us to go tell the world, to go make disciples, to go serve, and to go share God’s love. During this time after easter, Jesus also gave us a promise - to be with us always, as we go. This video will make a great illustration for preaching on the Great Commission the week after easter.
Jesus’ resurrection was not the end of his ministry. He continued to meet with and teach His disciples. And, more importantly, he gave the church it’s mission (the Great Commission). On the Sunday after easter, remind your church of the power that we have been given because of Jesus’ resurrection. But, also remind them of the purpose and mission that Jesus gave to all who choose to call Him ‘LORD’. Use this video the week after easter or any time that you are preaching on the Great Commission, outreach, and evangelism.
It would be a lot easier to give up running the race because of past hurts, but we were never promised it would be easy. In this video from The Skit Guys, the “Never Runners” are on a mission.