Reaching the Lost — Making Disciples

Our Bible passage for today is found in Matthew‬ ‭28:18-20:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV‬‬)

The Bottom Line

✝️  Verse 16: Jesus called His disciples to meet Him on a mountain. Probably the mountain where the transfiguration of Jesus took place; Mt. Tabor. 
✝️  Verse 17: When the disciples seen Him, most of them fell and worshiped Him; however, some of them had some doubts. 
✝️  Verse 18: One commentator stated,
“The resurrection is the ultimate validation of Jesus’ divine authority” (Ref. Matt. 12:38–40; Eph. 1:20–23). Here, Jesus extended His authority, to all His disciples, to continue the work of the kingdom of heaven.
✝️  Verse 19: Jesus instructed the disciples to reach “lost” people for Him, and make more disciples, by reproducing themselves in the lives of others in all nations, by Going, Baptizing, and Teaching.
✝️  Verse 20: Jesus said to be about Going, Baptizing and Teaching others about Him until, “the end of the age,” or the second coming of Jesus.

Conclusion

This passage of scripture is what’s called the, “Great Commission;” not the great suggestion. 
Jesus, here, is instructing every follower of Himself, from this day onward, to imitate Himself, and to duplicate others into followers of Himself.

‼️ Our job, is to live for Jesus, and to duplicate ourselves, into the lives of those who do not know Him ‼️
‼️ We are called to reach lost people and turn them into Followers of Jesus ‼️
‼️ This is why it’s so important for you to live as an excellent witness for Jesus ‼️
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