Roby Ellis | Scripture Reading: Mark 16:14-16 | September 7, 2014
A. In our study of Mark’s gospel, we have seen Jesus as the servant of the sick, the hopeless, and the weak.
B. We have also seen that He was a servant to God before He was a servant to man, and that He always served the truth, whether His listeners wanted to hear it or not.
C. In the Great Commission, Jesus urges the eleven to go out and serve the world just as He had.
I. Christ has an important work for each of us.
A. He gave an important task to the angels (Mark 16:4-7; Matthew 28:2; Luke 24:5-7; Hebrews 1:14).
B. He gave an important task to the women who had been with Him for so long (Mark 16:7-10; Luke 8:1-3).
C. He gave an important task to the eleven (Mark 16:14-18; Matthew 28:18-20)
II. How can we even begin to carry out such a mission?
A. We don’t need to be flawless to do it (Mark 16:9).
B. We should remember that we have a message that cannot be refuted (Mark 16:17-18; Acts 4:14).
C. Our Lord has promised that He will always be with us (Matthew 28:20; Philippians 4:13; Romans 8:31; Psalm 23:4).
D. We can begin right where we are (Acts 1:8).
A. This world never saw a servant like Jesus, Who served others regardless of their social standing or their worthiness.
B. Jesus has taught us how to serve, but will we choose to follow His example and honor His commandment?