August 17, 2014

The Greatness of Our Commission

Passage: Matthew 28:16-20
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Bible Text: Matthew 28:16-20 | Preacher: Guest Speaker | Series: Breakthrough
Matthew 28:16-20 —16Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed them. —17When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. —18And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. —19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, —20teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always ,even to the end of the age.” Amen
The greatness of the Lord’s commission to His disciples is evidenced by its all-inclusive nature:
All the authority
All the nations
All the things
All the time
Previous references to His authority:
John 5:25-30
Verse 27- The Father “has given Him authority to execute judgment”
John 17:1-5
Verse 2- “…as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.”
Mark 2:1-12
Verse 10- “But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….”
Matthew 7:28-29
Verses 28 & 29- “And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Associated Realities to His Authority: Anointing, Grace, Truth
Luke 4:16-22
Verse 18- “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed Me….”
Verse 22- “So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceed out of His mouth.”
John 1:14-17
Verse 17- “…grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
The Great Commission proceeds from the all-encompassing and empowering authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are absolutely no limitations on where we can go.
We know precisely what we are to do.
And the Lord is with us the entire time.

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