The Great Commission
Scripture: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” -Matthew 28:19 NKJV
Observation: I remember when a leader of the church first showed me "The Great Commission". It overwhelmed me because i didn't even know how to make a "disciple" or what one really was. To eliminate this confusion for us let's use a Mariam-Webster synonym to replace "disciple"; simply put the word is follower.
Application: Its such a need in the church today that we understand 1) that we need to follow Jesus with all our heart, mind and strength not just when "Christians" are around but at all times and places 2) we need to have committed lives to prayer, the Word and communion with those who truly desire God 3) the first two will develop and create a example that should be displayed to influence those around to desire "follow" Jesus.
Prayer: Jesus, teach us to walk, talk and live as you did so that our lives will be full and so that we can be examples to the sphere of influence you have placed us in. Amen