Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)
That last hug. That last kiss. That last look. That last wave. Each of them is very important when you are leaving someone you love, especially if it could be the last time you see them for awhile. But the last word, that one last message, is precious. You try to make it pleasant … you try to make it memorable … you try to make it affectionate … but most of all, you want your one last word to count!
The Great Commission is Jesus’ last earthly message to his disciples in the Gospel of Matthew. While Jesus still leads and guides, this is the message he wants his disciples to remember as his parting command. This is his final message. He stresses emphatically that it is based upon his authority over everyone and everything and everywhere. What is that message? GO MAKE DISCIPLES!
Notice Jesus doesn’t want us running all over the place telling about him. Notice he doesn’t just want us baptizing everyone we see. Notice he doesn’t just want us to teach others to follow him. He wants us to do all three! Go, baptize, and teach to obey so they will be my disciples, too! If we heed these marching orders, if we get out of the shadow of our church buildings and culture, he will go with us! That’s it. That’s Jesus’ one last word. It’s also our first word!
Need to do. Goal list.
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I’d been following this blog for a long time. The past few weeks, though, I can’t send TAs to those people; something might be wrong with my account. All I can do…
We had our closecell tonight again at Tea ‘amo. Finally, I get to try one of their bestsellers Winter Melon Milk Tea.
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There’s a BIG difference between these phrases:
Naa pay ugma versus ugma napud?…
May bukas pa versus bukas na naman?…
Proverbs 20:14 (NLT)
The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,”
then brags about getting a bargain!
We are the buyer who complains that the price over SIN is too high which we couldn’t even pay. Thanks be to the gracious Lord that he has covered the price for the wages of sin -which is death- and that price was His own precious blood that cleanses us and tells us that He loves us so much that even resulted to His death. But His resurrection promises life to those who believe in Him. And those who believe and receives the gift of life are like the buyer who brags about it and tells everyone, ” I’ve got someone who paid the price for me and that is Jesus! You should have him pay for you, too!”