The New Testament of the Bible begins with 4 accounts of the life of Jesus. The first of the 4 is written by a man named Matthew. Referred to as Levi in 2 of the 4 Gospels, Matthew’s occupation as a despised tax collector did not detour Jesus away from choosing him to be one of His 12 disciples. Matthew was an eye witness to the final few years of Jesus’ life and as a result his gospel is a telling of much of what he personally saw.
The 28 chapters of Matthew tell of Jesus’ family linage, by way of His earthly father Joseph all the way back to Abraham, His birth, His life, His death and His resurrection. We read of Jesus in the public eye and in His moments alone with just His 12 closest friends.
The final words that Matthew decided to place in his book is a call to action for His followers.
Matthew writes that Jesus told the disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
Don’t just sit around talking about the moment you had with Jesus.
Don’t just sit around talking about all the teachings of Jesus.
Put them into practice.
Following Jesus doesn’t end now that Jesus has returned to His Father in heaven.
Jesus is calling you and I into action today just as He did His followers 2000 years ago.
We cannot be busy just talking about Jesus or arguing theology.
We must GO.
GO share His teachings.
Go share our own stories of Jesus’ impact on our own lives.
We are called to action today.