What is the most important thing in your life? What is the most important thing in the Christian life? As Christians, what is important to us should be what is important to God.
Aubrey Malphurs said,
You won’t do ministry that matters until you define what really matters.
At our church, we are focusing on a mission statement:
Discipling one another to reach and raise the next generation to live out God’s truth.
In order to disciple one another to reach and raise the next generation to live out God’s truth, we must define what really matters and do what matters.
This post is inspired by the notes I took during my pastor’s sermon titled “Most Important.” You can watch his sermon here.
Our focal passage for today is Matthew, chapter 28.
Why is it important to disciple one another to live out God’s truth? Because the Bible tells us to.
Disciple One Another
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
Live Out God’s Truth
Teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
The most important thing we can do as Christians is to share God’s truth, the gospel of Jesus Christ, so that others will know Him. The next important thing is to disciple one another to live out God’s truth.
Points to Ponder Regarding What is Most Important
We must prioritize the most important.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18
We have the authority to set priorities. If everything is important, then nothing is important.
We must personalize the most important.
Instead of saying. “My church is doing . . . ,” say, “I am doing . . . ”
We must protect what is most important.
We must be diligent about prioritizing, personalizing, and protecting what is most important – sharing the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and discipling one another to live out God’s truth.