God is on a mission. He sent Jesus into the world on a mission. Jesus fulfilled that mission and in turn sent His disciples into the world on a mission.
I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4
As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. John 17:18
That mission, briefly put, was to make disciples, to draw people to the light and then help transfer them from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. It is as simple as 1-2-3, but not easy. The work is hard, yet very rewarding.
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matt 6:20-21
The term "disciples" in the New Testament means learners. We who follow Christ are to be learners, to be in a constant mode of learning. Hence...
Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth. Jn 17:17
The purpose of studying is to become Christ like. By learning the truth not only are our faults and imperfections uncovered to be corrected, but more importantly we find power to make that correction, to change. Jesus prayed that this would happen. Do you think God will answer His prayer for this in your life?
The purpose of responding to the truth is to manifest in your life what you now know and have become convinced of. This improvement in one's character enables you to speak the truth with credibility and conviction. Like Jesus and like those He commissioned, we are to inform others of the truth persuasively. We tread on dangerous ground. The stakes are eternal. The days are evil.
And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. Jn 17:19
The purpose of informing others is to bring light into the kingdom of darkness. Speaking the truth in love is the first step in fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. It could be called evangelism. It could be called planting seeds or watering a garden. It will result in the manifestation of growth, the appearance of students for Christ who will need your help to accomplishing these same 3 simple steps. This is the mission Christians have been called to fulfill. Some of Jesus’ last words to us were...
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
The purpose of The Perfect Bible Study site is to help you study, respond, and inform others as we carry out the Great Commission.
- To help you study the truth
- To encourage you to respond to the truth
- To equip you to inform others so they follow these same 3 objectives
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