“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Our mission is the same mission as that of the Father and of the Son...to multiply Christ-followers everywhere.
The central theme of the Bible is the theme of salvation. God desires to redeem sinners from hell and restore them to right relationship with Him.
It has never been God's will for any person "to perish but for all to come to repentance" (2 Pet. 3:9). He "desires all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:4). God's heart has always yearned to bring sinful, rebellious men back to Himself, to give them new righteous, and eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ. He so greatly "loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
It is with this understanding we read Matthew 28:19-20 We the church have been given the mission to go and make Christ-followers of all nations. Sadly many Christians do not understand or are unwilling to fulfill this calling. Many Christians seem to think that the church is here to meet their personal needs and they miss the mission and calling of Jesus. They attend services and meetings when it is convenient, take what they feel like taking, and have little concern for anything else. They are involved in the church only to the extent that it serves their own desires. They either dont understand or they are just not concerned with the fact that Jesus has given His church a supreme mission and that He calls every believer to be an instrument in fulfilling that mission.
If we want to glorify God and fulfill His will and purpose, we must share God's love for the lost world and share in His mission to redeem the lost to Himself. As representatives of Jesus, we have been sent into the world, that He loves, to bring the lost to Him and bring glory and honor to God.