JESUS HAS RISEN!, Ron Ward
THEREFORE GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES
Passage: Matthew 28:16~20
Key verse: 19a
1. All authority in heaven and on earth (16-18)
Jesus' disciples met him in Galilee. They worshiped him, but some doubted. Jesus is the Creator and Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth. He came and died to purchase our forgiveness and eternal salvation, and God raised him from death. He chose to commit this precious gospel to the hands of these weak and doubtful disciples. The power and glory belong to him.
2. Go and make disciples (19-20)
Jesus commanded his disciples to be disciple-makers. Baptism represents commitment to Jesus and to his Body. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit seal his covenant with the believer. Disciples must study the Bible and obey it. Disciple-makers must teach the Bible and help others to obey it. We must be trained by Jesus and his word until we can obey his commands. And Jesus promised, 'Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'
Prayer: Lord, help me to be Jesus' disciple; help me to obey your command to be a disciple-maker. Let me be with you forever.
One Word: Make disciples of all nations