Matthew 28:16-20: “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Imagine you’re watching a football game and the cameras are focused in on the team in the huddle. The announcers are talking about this player or maybe what kind of play they should be running next. The Quarterback breaks the huddle, and the network goes to a commercial. When the ads are over, they come back and focus on the huddle again. As soon as the huddle breaks, the network cuts to commercial.
You turn to the person next to you and ask, “what in the world is going on?” Why do they keep cutting away from the action and just focusing on the huddle?
Now think of the huddle at the church on Sunday. You’ve gathered with all the members to hear God’s word. You hear the Gospel. You learn about Jesus Christ. However, once you walk out of the church, you “cut away” from what you’ve just heard only to show up again at church next Sunday.
Someone should turn to the person next to them and ask, “why aren’t they applying what they learned from God’s Word?”
It’s great to gather together as the Body of Christ to hear God’s word; however, the Great Commission has more for us. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
Think of that mountain top huddle and see that Jesus didn’t just call the play in the huddle, but instead told them to Go!
Do you leave the church service and forget the lesson by the time you finish lunch? It’s important to stay in God’s Word daily as it keeps our focus on Him. We should be learning and applying God word to our lives daily to be more like Jesus in every way.
If you are only plugged into God’s word for 1 hour a week, it’s going to be hard to feel connected and to be growing in your walk.
When you’re in the huddle, be in the huddle. When it’s time to execute the play… spread the Gospel.