Summary: Destroys the myth that God only uses perfect people.
April 30 2006 Matthew 28:16-20
“God Only Uses Perfect People”
I. Jesus authorizes all of His followers to make disciples.
The eleven followers went to Galilee to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. On the mountain they saw Jesus and worshiped Him, but some of them did not believe it was really
Jesus. Matthew 28:16,17 (New Century Version)
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Matthew 28:18
II. Jesus prescribes a process to make disciples.
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.
Matthew 28:19, 20a
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7,8
III. Jesus promises His perseverance to make disciples.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
“If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive Him, because it cannot see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He remains with you and is in you. John 14:15-17 (Today’s English Version)