Posted: October 3, 2012 by revivalbiblestudy315 in Bible Study

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Do you ever hear Christ’s words in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) and think, “I can’t accomplish that”? If so, you’re right.

Pastor and author J.D. Greear reminds us that obedience to the Great Commission is our responsibility, but the work of salvation is not:

“Now, let’s remember here, lest we saddle ourselves with a burden we can’t carry, that the work of salvation, from start to finish, is God’s work.  God didn’t lay the Great Commission on our shoulders as if He expected us to go accomplish it for Him.  Just as He is the only one who can save, He’s the only One who empowers and supplies for the mission.  Even after Paul laid out the case that people can only be saved if we preach to them, he says, “And how shall they preach, unless they are sent?”  Notice he doesn’t say, “And…

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