Jesus told His disciples to “go into all the world and preach the gospel” (Mark 16:15). The definition of a disciple is “a follower of Jesus” and “a follower or student of a teacher or leader.”
We know that Jesus had 12 disciples when he walked the earth, and His initial command to “go into the world” was given to them, and they told as many people as they could.
But we are disciples of Jesus also because we follow His teachings. So then the command to “preach” the gospel is for us also. Preaching goes beyond just a Sunday sermon; the word “preach” does not just mean teaching in church, but it also means talking about the good news of Jesus. So we can all do that. If we tell someone that Jesus loves them, we are spreading the gospel.
Jesus also told His disciples to do His work of telling people about Him until He comes back.
“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10
Everyone who believes in Jesus and asks Him for forgiveness of sin will be going to Heaven someday to live with Jesus forever and the more people we tell, the more He can save. It might be hard to talk about Jesus, but He wants us to be courageous and tell as many as we can. Aren’t you glad someone told you?
Who will you tell about Jesus today?