Summary: What makes the great commission great?
What Makes the Great Commission so Great?
August 12, 2007 - Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
1. Matthew 28:18-20.
2. What makes the great commission great?
I. It is great because of the one by whom it is given.
A. All authority includes legislative, judicial, and executive. Christ, being lawgiver, judge, and king, has authority in all three areas.
II. It is great because of those to whom it is given.
A. Originally spoken to only eleven men.
B. By implication the great commission applies to us today. Those who were taught were to observe all things the apostles had been commanded. Would not this include carrying out the great commission? Also consider II Timothy 2:2.
III. It is great because of its extent.
A. Whereas the limited commission instructed Jesus’ disciples to teach the Jews (Matthew 10:5-6), the great commission instructed Jesus’ disciples to go to all nations, meaning all men everywhere. Mark 16:15 – every creature.
IV. It is great because of it purpose.
1. Matthew 28:18-20 – the great commission.