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CAIN Implores “Tell the World” in “The Commission”

Have you ever struggled with your purpose? Then sibling band CAIN’s latest song may be exactly what you need to hear today. Following the release of upbeat songs “Rise Up (Lazarus)” and “Yes He Can” comes a slower ballad that sounds as if it’s coming directly from the lips of our Savior. Drawing from various statements from Jesus found in Scripture, “The Commission” encourages believers in their most important purpose: telling the world about Him.

Go tell the world about me
I was dead, but now I live
I’ve gotta go now for a little while
But goodbye is not the end

THE STORY BEHIND THE COMMISSION

Although the song pulls from many points in the Gospels, the primary message is found in Matthew 28:19-20.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Jesus

In CAIN’s story behind the song video, Taylor delves even more into the idea:

There is a God in heaven and He sent His only son to die for you, just for you. We get to spend all eternity with Him. This short life on earth, it isn’t everything. Our whole purpose is to see Jesus as our King but also as our Friend and Someone who said I’m entrusting all the Gospel, all the good news to you. And I’m counting on you to pass it along to somebody that you care about.

Taylor Cain Matz

It’s true that our purpose, our “Great Commission” as given by Christ before He left this earth, is to share the good news with those around us. But if that instruction intimidates you, you’re probably wondering, “How do I do that?” We’ve got a few suggestions to help.

HOW TO FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE

fulfill your commission

If you’re nervous about sharing your faith, you aren’t alone. Thankfully, there are many helpful resources breaking down how to share the basics of the Christian faith with an inquiring friend. BillyGraham.org offers these simple steps:

1. Tell them about God’s plan—peace and life. God loves you and wants you to experience the peace and life He offers. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). He has a plan for you.

2. Share our problem—separation from God. Being at peace with God is not automatic. By nature, we are all separated from Him. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). God is holy, but we are human and don’t measure up to His perfect standard. We are sinful, and “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

3. Talk about God’s remedy—the cross. God’s love bridges the gap of separation between you and Him. When Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave, He paid the penalty for your sins. The Bible says, “‘He Himself bore our sins’ in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by His wounds you have been healed’” (1 Peter 2:24).

4. Our response—receive Christ. You cross the bridge into God’s family when you accept Christ’s free gift of salvation. The Bible says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

For more ideas on how to share the love of Jesus, hopefully leading into eternity-altering conversations, see our blog on Practical Ways to Share Jesus With Others.

CAIN'S "THE COMMISSION"

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