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  • Writer's pictureBradley Sliedrecht

A Call to Revolutionize Our World

In the heart of Jesus’ last words to his disciples before His departure to the right hand of the Father, nestled in John 14:12, is a directive that's as radical today as it was two millennia ago. It’s not just a passing comment but a powerhouse statement that dares us to step up in ways we might not have imagined:

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I am going to My Father."

Beyond Miracles: What "Greater Works" Really Means.

This isn’t about one-upping Jesus on miracles. It’s about impact—expanding the kingdom and reach of love, justice, and transformation far beyond the limitations of any one time, place, or building. It’s about us, fueled by faith and the Spirit, stepping into roles that have the potential to shift the narrative of our entire planet.

Belief: The Real Game-Changer.

The cornerstone here? A no-holds-barred, all-in belief in Jesus. This isn’t just a nod of agreement; it’s a life-altering commitment to live out the radical inclusivity, relentless compassion, and unyielding pursuit of justice that He modeled. It’s about making His mission our mission.

The Ascension: Our Green Light.

Jesus leaving to be with His Father wasn’t about leaving us in the lurch. It was the setup for sending the Holy Spirit to empower and guide us. This is the cosmic baton pass—Jesus saying, “Your turn to light up the world, and guess what? You’ve got divine backing.”

Here and Now: "Greater Works" In Action.

What does this look like for us, the Christians of today? It’s about leveraging our collective energy, creativity, and passion to tackle real issues empowered by that same Spirit. It’s about using our platforms, social media, community influence, or professional spaces to amplify voices that need to be heard and effect change that needs to happen.

Answering the Call: What’s Our Move?

This is more than an inspirational verse; it’s a call to action. A challenge to not just admire Jesus from afar but to step into His shoes and walk the talk. It’s about seeing our faith not as a private comfort but as a public catalyst for change.

John 14:12 invites us into something monumental—a partnership with the divine that empowers us to leave a mark on the world that’s both deep and wide. It’s about recognizing our potential to be part of the “greater works” family, transforming our communities and beyond with every act of kindness, justice, and innovation.

So, what’s our next move? How do we pivot from nodding in agreement to moving in alignment with this high call? It starts with belief, the Spirit fuels it, and it plays out in a thousand different ways every day. Let’s own it, live it, and be the change-makers our world needs. Ready to step up? The time is now, and the call is ours to answer.



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