Find Your Great CommissionAudio / Produced by The High Calling
Elton Trueblood loved to say that when Jesus told us, "Go into all the worlds and preach the gospel" (Matt. 28:16-20), he did not mean that just geographically. He didn't mean just go to Africa, China, Japan and preach the gospel.
He meant go into the worlds intensively. Not only extensively, but intensively. Not only geographically, but vocationally. Go into the world of business, and preach the gospel there. Go into the world of homemaking, and preach the gospel there. Go into the world of law, and preach the gospel. Go into the world of aeronautics, and preach the gospel. Go into the world of electronics, and preach the gospel. Go into all the worlds . . . and preach the gospel there.
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, "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."
Editor's Note: This classic audio recording of Howard Butt, Jr., is from his talk called "Jesus the Enabler" delivered in 1989 at Laity Lodge in Leakey, Texas.