Come, See, Go, And Tell
“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.” —Matthew 28:1-7
As Christians, we have a story to tell the world. It’s the greatest story in the world—it’s the story of Calvary and the resurrection. In Matthew 28:6-7, we are given four simple words that encapsulate the gospel message. These four simple words can turn darkness into light, sorrow into joy, and weeping into laughter. These four words are: come, see, go, and tell.
The angel said to Mary, “Come.” This is the first step in changing one’s life— come to Jesus Christ. For all who are bound in sin, there is one who can change your life, but it can only start by coming to Jesus. There is only one who can save the sinner, and only one who can transform a person from a sinner to being a saint. To come means to stop what you are doing and move toward something—move from one condition to another; move from death to life.
We must see Jesus—not a church, denomination, or philosophy—but we are to see Jesus. The word see means “to perceive the meaning or importance of that which you are looking at.” To see Jesus means one understands that he is lost, a sinner, and Jesus is the only answer for man’s sin problem.
Then, after one comes, sees, and his life is changed, he is able to do the following.
After one is saved, the Lord expects him to do his part to fulfill the Great Commission. In Mark 16:15, Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” That’s the command for every believer, every church, and every ministry. It is our responsibility to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. At SBN, our mission is to proclaim to the world, “Come and see a man who can change your life!”
What the Lord wants us to do we must do quickly. The harvest is now, so we must do today all we can do to further the gospel. People slip into eternity every day, so we must do all we can to make sure that the gospel is heard by as many as possible. The vast majority of believers will never preach a sermon or travel overseas to do the work of a missionary. But we can all pray, and we can all give to help those who are called to go (see Rom. 10:14-15).
What do we tell them? We tell them Jesus saves, heals, delivers, baptizes, and He is coming soon. We tell them the answer they seek is found in Jesus. We tell them Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, and because He lives, you can live also.
The Lord has raised up SBN as a ministry to reach the world, and we are seeing results. So please help us go and tell!
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