Spreading the Gospel
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He
who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be
condemned’” (Mk 16:15-16).
Since Jesus spoke these words and
ascended to heaven, the great commission He left us has gone into the corners
of this world, and we are blessed to be a part of that plan. Though simple the
instruction, how we go about carrying out this work of spreading the gospel
requires much effort.
But the Lord Jesus did not leave
us to work alone. He gives us His teachings as our guideline, so that we can
examine our efforts to see if they are centered on Him. He sends us the power
of His spirit to open the ears of the people and to move the hearts of men. And
He tells us He is with us—that He is only a prayer away.