In Mark 13 Jesus is speaking to Peter, James, John and Andrew about things to come. He speaks to them about the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and things surrounding his second coming. He also warns them about false Christs and false prophets that will arise. He warns them to be ready. The phrase that caught my attention the most was from verse 10 where Jesus says, “The gospel must first be preached to all the nations.” Before Jesus returns and all the events He speaks about happen, the gospel will be preached to all the nations. I am not sure how many nations still have not heard, but I know there are many who have not heard. As long as there are people who have not heard the great news of the Gospel, I am obligated and have the privilege to do everything I can to get the Gospel to those who have not heard. This is the task of the Church, all those who have repented and placed the faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord, and where we must remained focused. Lord, by Your grace, help me play my part in getting the Gospel to the world here in our community, our nation and to all the nations of the world. Help me also encourage and equip others to do the same.
– Bryan McKenzie