Have you ever witnessed something so incredible that just you have to find out more? Something so unbelievable that you can’t risk missing out?
For me, this is a daily reality.
As part of my job, I get to film stories of how people have come to know Jesus all around the UK. Every story is a fresh miracle of salvation; a reminder that no-one is beyond the reach of the gospel. As lives are transformed to display the beautiful, irresistible nature of Jesus, the impact is contagious – you don’t want to miss the opportunity to encounter Jesus for yourself, whether it’s for the first time or the 1,000th time.
Because of the boldness of someone around them, each of these people got a glimpse of Jesus, and couldn’t turn down the opportunity to meet Him. Not only that, but they have now been adopted into the worldwide family of God, becoming my brother or sister in Christ – a bond that crosses any differences in gender, age, language, upbringing or ethnicity.
Despite regularly interacting with this family of believers, reflecting on the irresistibility of Jesus, so often I picture my evangelism totally differently. I feel that people won’t be interested when I share Jesus, and it’s entirely up to me and my abilities as to whether they chose to follow Him or not.
Fundamentally, I forget that life with Jesus is not only so attractive that it’s worth sharing, but that when we share it, we do so as an international family. Evangelism was never meant to be a solo sales pitch.
That’s why we want to invite you to join a movement of Jesus-followers; an inclusive community on a great commission to spread the good news of our contagious, life-changing Saviour.
We may be dispersed around the world, but while you name-drop Jesus in conversation with friends, Usha is running alongside women to model what it means to be a Jesus-follower. Just like you offer to read the Bible with a friend, so Balbinder’s friend sent her a Bible and she finally discovered peace. When you pray for a friend going through hard times, Damien is using his own story of a difficult childhood to introduce others to Jesus.
I want us to dare to imagine what it could look like if we teamed up, pooled resources and stepped out, united, to make Jesus known.
And that’s exactly what we’re trying to do at Great Commission. We’ve gathered together a wealth of resources to equip the UK church to confidently share Jesus together. Whether you’re sharing him with a youth group, an elderly member of your community, or a friend with disabilities, we want you to be equipped and resourced to do that confidently.
As you watch stories like Sarah’s, Roy’s and Othniel’s, we hope that you’re inspired to share your own story with a colleague. As you read articles about worship, accessible church, and relationships, we hope you think about how you could pursue the same life-transforming power of Jesus in your community. And as we realise that we can’t do any of this without God’s spirit in us, we hope you’ll use our prayer resources as a great reminder that prayer and mission go hand-in-hand.
Ultimately, we want everyone in the church to feel empowered to, together, show the irresistible grace, freedom and salvation of Jesus, so the world can find out more and not miss out.
Visit greatcommission.co.uk and work out how you can get equipped to share Jesus.
Written by Eve Balshaw// https://greatcommission.co.uk/