We often fail to appreciate diversity and can be critical of others who are different. We all have a unique lens through which we see the world, and can, at times, find it hard to understand others’ values. But God calls us to do just that. God’s primary purpose for these relationships is that diverse people of every language, nation, color, and class would be united as a part of His family. This calls for us to step outside our comfort zone, but leading people to know Jesus is worth it.
1 Corinthians 9:19-27
Before leaving earth, Jesus left us with a few final words, including what we call The Great Commission. “Go! Make disciples. Teach them all I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19). Jesus came to earth to accomplish a mission: to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). And before He left, in commissioning His followers, He gave us the authority to carry on with His work, seeing the lost become devoted disciples of Jesus.
In recent years, the church has seen an increase in missions. It appears more and more people are taking up Jesus’ call to reach the lost. As you count yourself among these growing numbers, remember, there are lost not only continents away, but in our schools and churches and small groups. Let’s remember to keep the main thing the main thing. Preach the gospel to your students and to yourself.
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.