EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Jesus left His disciples with the Commanded Mission of the Church to preach the Gospel to every creature and make disciples of all nations. The Early Church understood obedience to the Commission was for everybody because after hearing the Commission from Jesus here in Mark’s Gospel, “… they all went forth… Mark 16:20.” The Commission, of course, includes making disciples as Jesus stated in Matthew 28:18-20. This is the Gospel initiative.

It has been said within business organizations that, “What is everybody’s business usually becomes nobody’s business.” It becomes nobody’s business in the business world due to failing to assign specific goals and plans that somebody is responsible for.

This is described in this story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when actually Nobody asked Anybody.

Everybody's businessWe don’t need to be asked because we’ve already been commanded. Why not choose to be a “Somebody” who sets a goal, has a plan, and obeys the Great Commission.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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