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Matthew 28:19-20 states, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

We refer to these two verses in Christendom as the Great Commission, for it is the Lord Jesus Christ’s final charge to His disciples (believers) as He departs from them into heaven. One of the important, if not the most important, principles we clearly understand is that God’s people must share the Word of God with the people who have not heard it. How fitting it is that Jesus does not tell us how many persons we are to bring into the Kingdom yearly. Our job is not the total but the telling!

Whenever Charleton Heston was shooting the movie Ben-Hur, one of the truly great films in history, he was training to drive the chariot of four horses. He was having great difficulty, although we could never have known that, and in fact, he told the director William Wyler he couldn’t “win the race.”

Wyler responded, “Your job is to stay on it (the chariot). It’s my job to make sure you win.”

As we learn from 1 John: 12-13, only the Holy Spirit of God can truly save a soul. Let’s do our part so God can do His.

Think about it.

Cliff Henry is the pastor of Greenland Baptist Church. He can be reached at​