Summary: Following Jesus in His last days on the earth.
The Duty For Christ Matthew 28:16-20
Introduction: Primary purpose of the church? Some say it’s…
A. The Warmth = fellowship; John 13:35
B. The Word = preaching and teaching; Ephesians 4:11-13
C. The Worship = praise; Revelation 4:10-11; 5:8-14
D. The Work = service and ministry; Matthew 20:28
E. The Worth = prayer, we watch, wait & weep; Acts 2:42d
. Why does the church remain? 1 Corinthians 10:31
. We must fulfill the churches mission!
. It’s in our Witness = evangelism; Luke 19:10
. It’s in our Walk = discipleship; John 20:21
1. The Appointment Ensued (28:16)
. They were available & obedient; Matthew 26:32; 28:7, 10
. Place of commission; 75 mile trip
2. The Adoration Expressed (28:17a) worshiped Him
3. The Apprehensive / Ambiguous Example (28:17b) doubter
. Unclear, uncertain, confusing, vague; 1 Corinthians 15:6
4. The Authority Established (28:18)
. Colossians 1:16-18; Jesus had authority…
A. Over Disease - Matthew 4:23; 9:33
B. Over Demons - Matthew 4:24; 8:32; 12:12
C. Over Depravity - Matthew 9:6; sin
F. In making Decisions - John 5:27-29; 10:18; 17:2
G. In Dealing with the enemy - Revelation 19:20; 20:10
5. The Activity Encouraged (28:19a-c)
. Go is not a command; as you go, having gone; it’s assumed
. Therefore = because of this given, unlimited authority
. Make disciples = true, genuine saved saints; learners
. John 8:31 - faith that follows is fruitful; It abides, it…
. Hold fast, obeys, & practices Jesus’ teaching; It continues!
6. The Area Explained (28:19d) all nations & people groups!
7. The Assignment Existing (8:19e-20b)
A. It starts with Faith - Acts 14:21
B. You Follow Christ in baptism - Acts 2:41; 8:38; 9:18; 10:48
C. You are Focused on teaching & training - James 1:22
D. You are Faithful to reproduce yourself in others
. 2 Timothy 2:2 - And the things that you have heard from me
among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who
will be able to teach others also.
. The Name = singular, identity, fullness; trinity, equality
Encompassing all that He is, has & represents
. Teaching and observing
8. The Assurance Endorsed (28:20c-g) Lo, pay special attention
. I am = Christ’s presence; resurrected, living, eternal Lord!
. Always = all the days, until I return bodily to judge & rule
. Psalm 46:7 - The Lord of hosts is with us.
. Hebrews 13:5 - I will never leave you nor forsake you.