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Get Up And Go (Chinese/English)

MATTHEW 28:20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

马太福音28:18-20 -耶稣进前来,对他们说:“天上地下所有的权柄都赐给我了。 所以,你们要去,使万民作我的门徒,奉父、子、圣灵的名给他们施洗, 凡我所吩咐你们的,都教导他们遵守。我就常与你们同在,直到世界的末了。”

Get up and go

Jesus left some wonderful final instructions for us, so why do we do the opposite.

Many churches have events and programs but where do they have them- in their churches.

When Jesus said these words, there was one key word -can anyone tell me what it is?

Is it Stay? Is it stop?

No it’s go.

The church thinks that people will come to it. Sinners are as likely to come to church, more than criminals will go to a police station. We are enemies of God before salvation, it is only by the Spirit’s leading that any of us have come to God, although I went to church as a child and read the bible, I was still a million miles from God.

Now many people are brought to church by the faithful witness of believers, like I was. We are to do this all the time; we are to befriend and love unbelievers and yes, we can invite to events at our churches like barbecues and other outreach events.

But most people never would think of coming near a church, so how do we reach them?

We must Go out into the world out of our comfortable, carpeted and air-conditioned churches. When we were in the United Kingdom earlier in 2015, we had the privilege of sharing the gospel on the streets of Lancaster, handing out literature to people who mostly refused them. This is tough work, there were only 8 of us, including one godly couple in their 80’s. So many Christians live in Lancaster, but oh so few are ready to stand out in the cold and share the gospel. Now Open-air witnessing is not for everybody I realize that.

Jesus said to His disciples that the fields are ready for harvest, but the laborers are few. Jesus tells us to go, and yet we find excuse after excuse to stay put.

Listen believer: This world will not come to us; we have to take the gospel to the world. Sure, there are some after much prayer and friendship that will come to church, but they’re the exception rather than the rule.  They come to church, they sing hymns, they hear the sermons and but that’s it.

You can have all these big programs, concerts and revival meetings in church, but unless we get up and go, sinners will continue to perish, only to experience a Christ-less eternity.

It’s Time to go! The harvest is ready.  Jesus is calling.  Harvest time!


About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. love the Lord, his word and his people.Saved since 1975. Married to an amazing Chinese lady called Helen withe daughter called Sherry Love to write and to share Gods word.. I love to travel, we have been to Norway, Rome and Prague recently. i love reading, watching sport and listening to music especially City alight and soundslikereign If you wish to contact me my email is [email protected] Remember to pray for the Chinese Church

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  1. The Harvest is ready! Amen.
    Nice message Keith
    God Bless

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