Thursday, August 4, 2016

Keeping the Great Commission as the Main Thing

“You gotta keep the main thing the main thing.” We’ve heard that phrase before. The idea being this: people need to focus attention on important things in order to give attention where attention is due.

It is important for Christians to remember that phrase too. Christians need to keep the important things in the faith at the center of our attention. If we don’t, we will be distracted by the lesser important details of life and end up not doing the foundational things Jesus called us to.

Jesus is clear about main things. At the end of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus gives His people one, foundational mission. Jesus says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” That is the main thing. It is important that all Christians keep that as the main thing.

As you continue to navigate this transition together, keep Jesus’ main thing, the main thing. Jesus has called us all to go and make disciples. Let the Lord and His mission be the foundation of your life and this church. As you do, you’ll find that all of life’s other details fall in line. You’ll also learn that keeping the main thing, the main thing, is a very good thing for God’s people.