As we celebrate the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, we reflect on his words to us before his death, often referred to as The Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
The Great Commandment
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
The Great Commission
He also gave us the Great Commission:
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.” (Matthew 28:16-20)
New “Intro to IBEC” video
This new 2-minute video shares the heart of IBEC, to love our neighbor, through the creation of jobs and the transformation of lives and communities…and through those jobs and the people leading Kingdom businesses, to make disciples, followers of Jesus. I’d encourage you to watch this and reflect on how you fulfill his Great Commandment:
What role do you play in fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission? Are there new ways you could do both better? On a larger scale? In a deeper way? Where you are now or stepping out into new territory?
For me, that meant a move from my home of 21 years to a new community and a new job where I have the opportunity to daily show the love of Jesus to family, coworkers and community members from around the world. I’ve continued to support IBEC in a small way by bringing the IBEC blog to you each week, and pray that in doing so it has encouraged you and expanded your horizons to see how God is using IBEC to fulfill Jesus’ two “Greats.”Blessings over your life, your work and your family.
Carolyne Hart, Marketing and Membership Director, South Dakota Art Museum and former Director of Social Media, e-Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, IBEC Ventures