Saturday, March 10, 2012

Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing



Acts 1:8

This text records our Lord’s last meeting with His disciples while He was here on earth. He was preparing to ascend back into Heaven to sit down at the right hand of God.

Before He left, He commanded and commissioned His men to reach the world with His message. He reminded them of what should be the central focus of their ministry. He reminded them that they were to keep the main thing the main thing!

He had to overcome a distraction (6-7). The disciples wanted to talk about future things. They wanted to know if the time had come for Him to establish His kingdom here on earth.

Jesus told them that the times and dates were not their concern. Their responsibility was to be faithful to Him and work while they waited.

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We are to do the same.

We are not to get caught up in future events, or any other theological dispute that distracts us from the main thing.

We must not be distracted from our very purpose in being left in this world. Our duty is to be busy working for the Lord Jesus while we wait for Him to return.

We are commanded by Jesus to be His witnesses to the world of His Gospel and of His saving grace.

We are commissioned, commanded and constructed to share the Gospel with a lost world.

We are His ambassadors in this world (2 Cor. 5:20).

So let's stay focused.

Let's keep the main thing the main thing.

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