Jesus commands us all to teach his good news

The Life of Jesus Christ - Chapter 12 - Jesus lives again and returns to God - Part 8

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An online Bible Study course by Barrie Wetherill about the life of Jesus. This book is in EasyEnglish Level B. Use the links below for other online Bible Study books and commentaries that will help you. Or go to the Word List, which explains words with a *star.

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Jesus' message is for everybody from every nation. Jesus died to suffer the punishment for our *sins. God caused Jesus to become alive again. Now, Jesus rules in *heaven. In the future, he will return to this world. Then, he will have great honour and power. He will *judge every person.

So, each person must trust God now. Each person must confess their *sins to God. And each person must invite God into their life. God will forgive all the people who trust in him. Then, they will belong to his *kingdom. They will be God's own people. This is God's good news for everyone.

Jesus had tried to tell the *disciples how important this was. They must do everything that they could, to spread the good news. Matthew, Mark and Luke all record his command to speak about him everywhere:

Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came to the *disciples. He said, 'God has given to me all authority in *heaven and on earth. Therefore go and make *disciples in all the nations. *Baptise them with the authority of the Father [God] and of the Son [Jesus] and of the *Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey all the things that I have commanded you. I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'

This command is for all of us. It was not only for some special people. One day, we will be with Jesus. He will ask about what we have done for him. Today the task is still going on. Some Christians must travel far to teach God's good news to other people. Other Christians tell their neighbours about God's message. But no Christian should be silent. No Christian should refuse to speak about Jesus. Jesusí command is for each person here today. The need is as great as ever.

Read:  Luke 24, John 20 and 21, Acts 1:1-11


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