Sunday, March 3, 2013
DAY 3: Teach Someone to DO the Word!
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 5:17-19
Many believers don’t feel like they are qualified to teach others, but Jesus told us specifically to DO His commands and then to TEACH others! You've spent the last couple of days DOING His commands (Rejoicing when you’re persecuted and doing good deeds) so TODAY, you are going to teach and encourage someone to do the same!
Pick ANY command that you have done in your life and TODAY, you are going to teach someone else to do the same! If this makes you feel a bit uncomfortable, that’s understandable, but the Great Commission is based on this same principle. You can (and should) teach others ANYTHING that Jesus has commanded you. It’s called, “Making Disciples”.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-20
So go for it! Some of you will interact with someone today that you can encourage to DO the Word. Make the most of that opportunity!
Others will have to make their own opportunity. One example of how you can do this is to reach out to anyone you know, in any way you can and simply tell them about the challenge you have accepted to DO the Word of God over 50 days. You could send someone you know an email or post a link on Facebook or Twitter to this blog and say something like,
“Hey, I’ve started a 50 day challenge to read a scripture each day and DO what it says. I am only a couple days into it and would like for you to join me. It’s been a great experience! You simply read the scripture each day and follow the instructions! It’s amazing how the Bible comes ALIVE to those that DO what it says. Join me!”
So get out there and TEACH SOMEONE to DO the Word! (Then do a little dance on the inside realizing that your name is GREAT in the Kingdom of Heaven!)
Come back and tell us WHO you told and WHAT you told them to do!