You Have One Job

You have one job . . . but it’s huge.  As Jesus was preparing to ascend to the Father after His resurrection, He gave His disciples – and us, by extension – His marching orders.  After stating His authority to do so, He charged His followers to make disciples wherever they went.  He further charged them to teach these new disciples all that He had taught them and to baptize them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This was at the end of Matthew’s gospel – chapter 28, verses 18-20.  He gave us one job – make disciples.  There’s so much involved in making a disciple but that is our one job as Christians.  Furthermore, there is so much involved in living our  lives in communion with Christ and being disciples ourselves, but we still have one job.  Make Disciples.

In the 1st chapter of Acts, we see that Jesus refines the specific location of our one job.  Essentially, it is everywhere.  We start at home and go from there to the very ends of the earth.  Our job is never ending as long as there is one person in this world who does not know Who Christ is and that He came to save all mankind.  After all, Jesus also had one job “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost”  (Luke 19:10)

Next week we will see how the disciples began their new job and helped give birth to the church.

This Bible study was presented to the Agape Life Bible Study Class of the First Baptist Church in Brenham, Texas, on Sunday, March 6, 2022. It is part of a series of Bible study sessions from The Gospel Project – a Bible study curriculum developed by Lifeway Christian Resources. Handouts with slide content can be requested at: fromthebackporchintexas@gmail.com

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The Cost of Following Jesus

Jesus never said that life as a Christian would be easy. Those who say such things obviously don’t remember the words of our Lord when he said, “In this world you’ll have trouble, but be courageous—I’ve overcome the world!” (John 6:33b) In the 9th and 14th Chapters of Luke Jesus lays out the cost of being His disciple. If we choose to follow Christ completely, our lives will change dramatically and perhaps even be turned upside down. The only wise choice is to follow Jesus, but he still calls on us to count the cost – because the cost is high. This Bible study was presented to the Agape Life Bible Study Class of the First Baptist Church in Brenham, Texas, on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Handouts with slide content can be requested at fromthebackporchintexas@gmail.com .