In a previous article related to the Great Commission, we mentioned that single adults are one of the most unchurched groups of people. Although the Great Commission commands us to preach the gospel to every creature, million of singles are unreached and still living in spiritual darkness. Why is this? The sad but true story is that many churches and individual Christians do not take the great Commission seriously. For example, in his influential book, The Disciple-Making Pastor, Bill Hull stated that only 7% of evangelical Christians share their faith with others.
Obeying the Great Commission
What they’ve taught us at Liberty Seminary regarding the great Commission is that people are more likely to become Christians if they hear the Gospel message from people like themselves. Therefore, as Christian singles, we have a great opportunity and obligation to share Christ with other singles who have not experienced Jesus’ love.
In Ephesians 5:8-14, we learn about darkness versus light. Paul gives us three characteristics of children of light: they bear fruit (such as goodness, righteousness, and truth), they find out what pleases the Lord (via the Word, prayer, sensitivity to the Spirit’s promptings, etc.), and they choose not to mix with darkness (they refuse to share with deeds of darkness in any way).
Believers who walk as children of light shine ever so brightly, exposing darkness and giving people opportunity to respond to the light of Christ. What a privilege to be used by God to shine in a dark world for His glory. Let’s walk as children of light!
As a single Christian, are you living so that other singles are being drawn to Christ, or away from Him? What are your thoughts on the Great Commission?
Bible Verse of Day
-We are therefore Christ’s Ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.- 2 Corinthians 5:20
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