Great Commission, The

Jesus declared, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore,
go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Farther and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the end of the age” (Mt 28:18-20). This order

What part of the Commission am                                             I fulfilling?

was not only for the disciples of Jesus’ day but is for all Christians to be actively engaged in – carrying on Jesus’ ministry of spreading the gospel and teaching the converts to grow in their faith.  With this comes the authority to use His name and the equipping of the Spirit to partner with Him (Mk 16:15-18; Act 4:29,30; Eph 5:18). It is not just getting decisions from people but discipling them so they become effective Christians too, in the process of being transformed by the power of God.

See also: disciple/discipleship, evangelism, witnessing.

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