At Iron Edge we all have something in common. We are attempting to find and fulfill our mission in Christ. We have come together under that common theme. We feel that there is something more than going to church every Sunday and getting fed.
Although that is an important aspect of our journey, it's not our specific mission. Listening to a message on Sunday or going to a Bible study is not going to be a factor when we stand before the God of the universe and answer for what we did or did not do.
We are already redeemed. There is nothing we can do to add to that or take it away. God sent Jesus to pay that price long before we were born. So what's the point of going to church?
The great commission is about more than feeling fulfilled. Is not at all about how we feel. If it was, there really would be no reason for us to be here on this earth after we receive Christ. If it was about us, we would receive Him, and go straight to heaven.
Jesus set the example. He came here as a man, lived among us, and reached millions and millions after being in the spotlight for only a few years. He did that so we could understand how to do the same.
Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Going to Church on Sunday is important. It gives the opportunity to get refreshed, motivated, and educated on how to reach others during the rest of the week. Our lives are meant to shine so others may see and hear the love of God through our example. Just like Jesus did. Don't forget that our mission is so much more than being a spectator. It not about us. It's about the lost that are waiting to meet Jesus through us.