And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” – Mark 16:15
Ambassadors for Christ. As commanded by Christ, go and share “the message of truth” with another who is still lost, for it is written, “faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” We are surrounded by a sea of the lost, and it is written that “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” In an exceedingly dark and sinful world, the little light we can shine can greatly help the lost find their way. It is entirely possible that you might be the only one to share Jesus with someone in their entire lifetime, and it will be beyond horrible to be standing there on Judgment day among the saved (the “sheep,” arranged “on His [Jesus] right”) and look over and see someone that we knew who is lost forever (the “goats,” arranged “on His [Jesus] left”) – and realize that we had a chance to reach out and share the gospel with them but never did. Oh, what a tragedy!
Also, remember you are an “ambassador” for Christ, a member of the “royal priesthood” with Christ as your “High Priest” (and “King”) – so go forth boldly proclaiming “the message of truth” and be a kingdom builder for Christ as a “fisher of men”:
It is true that you might be ridiculed, mocked, ignored, laughed at, scorned, and even persecuted for sharing the truth, but don’t let that stop you, for you are helping others hear about the gift of eternal life. Jesus was treated likewise, and we are not better than our Master. And even further, we are to be joyful if we have been found “worthy to suffer” for His name. We are to not be ashamed, but to proclaim the good news of the gospel “message of truth” with boldness:
And remember, sharing the gospel message applies to those closest to you as well. For parents who raise their children in the way of the Lord (and the way of truth) do a great honor and service both to themselves and their children; and the husband who leads (guides) his wife into truth and eternal life is showing great leadership in accordance with the commands of God.
THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER
It’s instructive at this point to again share the Parable of the Sower:
From the parable, Christ is the sower who spreads the seed (as well as His evangelists, i.e., you), which is “the message [word] of truth” – by boldly proclaiming the gospel message as the “light of the world” and as a “city set on a hill.” The type of ground represents the type of person who has heard “the message of truth”:
- Hard Packed: The roadside soil where the seed falls on the hardened ground and is not understood or believed and therefore snatched away again with no effect by Satan, leaving no impact on the one who heard it who had no interest in it, or
- Rocky: The rocky soil where the seed is received eagerly at first and for a time, but then discarded through neglect or when trial and tribulation or persecution arise, or
- Thorny: The thorny soil is where the cares and desires for the pleasures of this world win out over perseverance in faith, which therefore chokes out the seed from growing, or
- Good: The good soil which receives the Word in truth and fullness, growing and maturing in Christ and always abounding in the work of the Lord, producing a crop 30x, 60x, or 100x for the Lord, and persevering in faith unto death.
Matthew Henry writes on the parable: 
Now that this book has sown the seed of “the message of truth” in you, what type of soil will you be?
THOSE WHO LEAD THE MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS
It is written that “those who lead the many to righteousness, [will shine] like the stars forever and ever.” When I was writing this book, a thought crossed my mind that if I had died today, I would shine in heaven like a lump of coal! Yes, if you took my entire life and added it up to see what I had done to grow the “Kingdom of God,” it would add up to a big fat nothing, zilch, nada – not a single thing that I could think of! Yes, my entire life added up to nothing. All my works would have been burned up to nothing on the great Day of Judgment; I hope to change that. There are three things I hope to hear from the Lord on the Last Day:
1) Well done good and faithful servant, enter into My rest,
2) You have correctly divided (handled) the Word of Truth, and
3) Receive your crown of life
H. M. Riggle writes in The Christian Church, Its Rise and Progress: 
IT IS FINISHED
And so now friend (and hopefully new brother or sister in Christ), I have declared to you, and you have read and heard the whole gospel “message [word] of truth” and the hope that can be found in Jesus Christ, from start to finish, free from the distortions, myths, mystical beliefs, superstitions, “traditions” and myriads of modern and liberal false teachings and schemes of man which abound today. The eternal question is: What will you do with it? Will you act on it and be wise or ignore it? Will you seek the wisdom of God or the wisdom of man?
Will you discard it like “hard packed” soil, or will you believe it? Will you start out enthusiastically and then grow tired and stop (quit the faith, “fall away”) when trials and tribulations come your way (“rocky soil”). Will you let it get choked out by the continued pursuit of the things of this world and the cares of this world (“thorny soil”)? I pray you receive “the message of truth” with gladness, sincerity of heart, and now go forth abundantly in Christ, always “abounding in the work of the Lord,” working in His Kingdom to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation,” producing a crop (“bearing fruit”) of “thirty,” “sixty” or a “hundredfold” for the Lord. If I were to ask you next year how many have you led to the Lord, would the answer be: 30? 60? Or a hundredfold? Or would it be zero? Only you can honestly answer that.
The Bible is full of characters that we can read and learn from, great men and women of faith who have come before us. Which one will you be like: A Pharaoh of Egypt, a Saul (the first King of Israel), a David, a Judas (Iscariot), a Demas, an Ananias, a Peter, a Paul, a Daniel, a Samaritan woman at the well, a Noah, a Cain or an Abel? …the choice is yours (and mine) to make. And, as this book has shown you, there are only two great families of people on Earth: those who stand with and for the Lord through faith in Jesus Christ and those who are against Him (and with Satan).
The remaining sections of the book provide some helpful advice on what I have found to be effective in beginning my walk as a Christian (Next Steps) and also on avoiding the false teachings of man (Beware the Wolves). For while you have now read and heard the gospel “message of truth,” you have also seen that we have had to relentlessly fight off the false teachings of man and the “spirit of error” at every single step along the way – from the very beginning in Genesis all the way to the end in Revelation.
“Be on guard” and “be on the alert,” both for Christ’s return and because you can still yet be “tricked” out of your “crown of life”! I therefore strongly encourage you to continue reading the remainder of this book and to continue “grow[ing] in the grace and knowledge [understanding] of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” so you can “stand firm,” “fight the good fight of faith,” and “finish the race,” and not “come short of” eternal life with God and His Christ Jesus in heaven.
Now may you have life, joy, rest, and peace in Christ, and may He raise you up to eternal life with Him on the Last Day. Amen.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” – Mark 16:15-16
Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day [the great Day of Judgment] will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. – 1 Corinthians 3:12-15
Now as they observed the confidence [boldness] of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. – Acts 4:13
They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, “Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life.” Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and began to teach. – Acts 5:18-21
And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. – Acts 10:42
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
“When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself.” – Ezekiel 3:18-19
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” – John 21:17 [Note: We do this “feeding” by preaching and teaching the Word of God, see Matthew 4:4.]
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” – Matthew 9:37-38
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season. – 2 Timothy 4:2
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, ‘If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.’” – Ezekiel 33:1-6
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. – Romans 10:14-17
And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one. For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. – 1 Corinthians 9:15b-18
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. – Isaiah 61:1-3
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. – Ephesians 6:18-20
Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. – Daniel 12:3
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. – Galatians 6:9
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” – Isaiah 6:8
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” – Matthew 25:23 (ESV)
And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will have you become fishers of people.” – Mark 1:17