Can you think of a great man in history whose greatness ended with his death? Many people live their lives for a great cause, yet they have no legacy. They leave no lasting change on the world because they fail to reproduce men like themselves. Jesus Christ, who is our example, did no such thing. The church is His legacy. He has commanded us to teach others.
When Christ ascended to heaven he left many people with the command to live right, but not only live right, but to teach others to do so. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" Jesus gave a command to teach and to baptize others. His command included everyone. He didn’t exclude any tribe or nation. In the next verse He says, "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:" Jesus makes it very clear, He wants His church to reproduce. He wants each one of his believers to go and to teach others.
Are you teaching others? If you are a Christian, Congratulations! You now have responsibilities. You have been entrusted with God’s truth, are you sharing it? If you are a mature Christian, are you teaching younger Christians what God has taught you?
I would like to encourage you, teach others. You are a part of Jesus’ legacy. You have a choice before you. You can carry out Christ’s command and teach others what you have learned. Or you can refuse. Will you carry on Jesus’ legacy of righteousness?
"And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." – 2 Timothy 2:2