Matthew 28:19-20:
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, 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.

Let’s pretend you’re in line at the market, the same smiling young man that’s always bagged your groceries is there once again. He asks about your kids, work, how life’s treating you. You give him some simple answers. Kids are great, works work, life’s fine. Then he follows you to the car and continues some light conversation as he puts your groceries in the trunk for maybe the hundredth time in the last couple years.

You go home. Eat dinner, watch a little TV and then go to bed. Sunday comes, you go to church, sit in the pew, listen to the pastor’s sermon on the Great Commission and think, “Yeah, that’s God’s will for pastors, evangelists, missionaries, but what has it got to do with me?” So after church you shake the pastors hand, “Good sermon, pastor,” you say. Go home, eat lunch, watch the ballgame, and forget all about the message.

Okay, let’s go back to that grocery store. This time you tell the young man about your church. Tell him about a special concert for young people that the church is having and ask if he’d like to go. He says it sounds cool but he has no car. You say, no problem, you’ll come and pick him up if he tells you where he lives. Cool he says, and writes down his address.

Six years later that same young man is a missionary in Africa. He’s helped start a couple dozen churches and seen hundreds give their life to Christ. Still think that the Great Commission has nothing to do with you?