Every now and then we need a wake up call. Our day to day mundane can create a pattern and a drift away from where we originally started. This about this, when you first got saved, you were on a “spiritual high”. We often call this “being on fire for Christ”. Maybe it was around a campfire or at an altar. Wherever it was, you walked away wanting to save the world and do it RIGHT NOW. Welcome to what is called “The Great Commission”.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. – (Matthew 28:19-20)
In his book “Our Last Great Hope“, Ronnie Floyd sets the alarm clock for this generation. He calls out to all of us to ask if we have become complacent Christians and are missing the simplest of calls. Jesus was passionate about this. It was the final commandment He gave us. Filled with analogies and stories from his personal life, Floyd calls Christians to return to this important calling.
While, at times I found it difficult to read (flow), “Our Last Great Hope” gave me pause to remember that fire and excitement I once had about sharing the gospel and reaching people. If you’re like me, we can often get so used to the routine of church that we forget why we’re even doing it. It’s alarming to consider the ways that many churches have replaced the great commission with programs and calendar filling activities. I recommend “Our Last Great Hope” as a chance to review and recalibrate your mission and maybe that of your church.
I give “Our Last Great Hope” a 3 out of 5.
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