The apostle Paul, writing to the Corinthians, encourages those who feel weak to attempt extraordinary things for God (1 Cor. 1:27-29). Jim Elliot, martyred as he fulfilled his missionary calling to the Huaorani people of Ecuador, said, ‘We are a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody.’ It is clear that even with all our weaknesses, God delights in using us to bring glory to His Name.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, emphasizing the importance of mission
We have all been sent out to spread God’s glory through evangelism and mission in our own homes, towns, schools, jobs, across the street and around the world.
The church has been commissioned by Jesus to make disciples. The only way we can accomplish that task outside the church is by cultivating active disciples within. God expects all Christians to use their gifts and talents in ministry and, if the great talents, resources, and energy found in the church of Jesus Christ were marshalled and unleashed, Christianity could leave an indelible mark on our nation once again.