The Great Omission

October 30 2022
Series: Misc Sermons

Bible Passage: Matthew 28:18-20

God is such a sovereign God. Yet, when He tells us to go we push back. The first two letters of the word Gospel are G-O. Matthew 23:23, the things that you should have done yet you didn’t do it. If you think you don’t cuss then you’re doing pretty good, yet what do you do?

  1. Underestimating the weight of the command. How many times did God tell Adam and Eve to replenish the earth? Once. Did they do it? Yes, just look around. God didn’t leave it at just that thought. God told us to go out and witness. It’s not a gift but a command. We spend billions of dollars on pets. Millions of dollars on games. Billions of dollars on alcohol and drugs. How much do we spend on missions? When was the last time you witnessed to someone? We all struggle with witnessing to others.
  2. Undoing the worth of a soul. You must be a believer to understand what a soul is worth. Wouldn’t one hundred years be enough to spend in Hell for sin? That’s our thoughts but we are not God. We don’t know the filth that sin is, we don’t understand it. Think about a “child” that does something really bad and gets thrown into jail. We think they aren’t worth it. All while we fail to see the unworthiness that we also have. We are no better than they are because we are all sinners. The souls of everyone are just as much of value as yours. When you don’t witness to others you are saying their soul isn’t worth it.
  3. Undervaluing the value of the gospel. How often does a “door-knock” bring a person to salvation? It’s not very often that we see this happen so we begin to undervalue the gospel. Do you ever think we make God sick because of our lack of seriousness in His gospel?
  4. Undertaking a wrecked life. 1 Corinthians 15:34, whose fault is it if the people in our community haven’t heard the gospel? Wouldn’t you like to get to Heaven and have people come up to you to thank you for not giving up on them or for witnessing to the? On the other hand, what will you do when you get to Heaven and you see others being thanked and yet you have none? How about someone being sent to Hell for eternity and then turning around and asking you why you didn’t warn them?