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God's Great Cause

Posted by Karl Schad on

A cause is defined as “a principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate.” Jesus lived, died and rose again for the greatest cause; to rescue and restore people to a right relationship with God. The author of “The Master Plan of Evangelism,” Robert Coleman, wrote:

“His life was ordered by His objective. Everything He did and said was a part of the whole pattern. It had significance because it contributed to the ultimate purpose of His life in redeeming the world for God. This was the motivating vision governing His behavior. His steps were ordered by it. Mark it well. Not for one moment did Jesus lose sight of His goal.”

I have been praying and seeking God about my own objectives, patterns and purpose. Are my steps ordered by the vision that governed Jesus’ every move? Am I using my resources (time,
finances, skill set) to lead others to Jesus and His cause? Or do I rally to lesser political, social, and even personal causes? Jesus entrusted His cause to us, saying:

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

This is God’s Great Cause — being a disciple who makes disciples. This is not about becoming
better versions of ourselves. It’s about becoming more like Jesus and helping others take that next step to do the same. So join God’s great cause! Share Jesus with a friend, invite a neighbor to church this Sunday, join a Life Group, and start serving in church or in our city. May we never lose sight of the cause for which Christ lived, died and rose again!
For the Cause of Christ,
~Pastor Karl

Tags: cause, discipleship, purpose

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