The gospel of Mark ends with Christ giving his followers their marching order to go into the entire world with his message. After Jesus’ resurrection he ministered for 40 more days on earth before his ascension into heaven, then the disciple banned together to follow his order.
When unbelievers face a crisis or turning point in their lives, they search for answers from authentic believers who may have shared the same struggles. In most cases, they silently observe day by day with inquiring minds, listening to your conversations and keeping a watchful eye on how you handle life’s struggles and disappointments. People are looking for an authentic relationship with God. They look to see if your personal relationship with God makes an authentic difference.
Are non-Christians searching for what we have? Absolutely! It is our mission to go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. When tragedy hits our neighborhood, we can offer our neighbors the peace that passes all understanding- the only good news that can make an eternal difference in their lives.
The church needs you! You need the church! Believers are the fuel for ministries. Twelve willing workers changed the world, but they did it together. Just imagine what we can do together as a church, as we change our community and world. Pray that God will minister to you, as you minister to others.