Monday, December 7, 2015

The Four All's found in Mathew 28 and how they apply to Mission

Read my last 6 Missions Posts here:

"And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”" Mathew 28:18-20

All Authority: Christ has all authority, given to Him by His father, to carry out God’s will. And He gives us authority to fulfill his commands in His name.

All the Peoples: in Mathew 28 Jesus commands the disciples to go and disciple ALL the peoples. Not just all the Politically defined Nations or just the Gentiles, or just the Jews: He wants us to go to every individual people group.

All that I commanded: Baptizing and teaching are the two activities, which describe our mandate to disciple all the peoples. We are to teach the obedience of faith among the peoples (Rom 1:5). All the days: This mandate and mission is not optional. It is for EVERY believer and will be accomplished before the end of the age. But Christ didn’t just leave, leaving us with a mission and “some” of his power to accomplish it with. Rather He says that He will be with us ALWAYS until the end of the age, helping us and working through us for His Kingdom.

All the days: This mandate and mission is not optional. It is for EVERY believer and will be accomplished before the end of the age. But Christ didn’t just leave, leaving us with a mission and “some” of his power to accomplish it with. Rather He says that He will be with us ALWAYS until the end of the age, helping us and working through us for His Kingdom.

We as believers, aren’t just on mission to convert and evangelize Faith in Christ, we are commanded to teach “obedience of faith among all peoples,” (rom 1:5). Thus people enter into His kingdom and are able to enjoy the fruits of His reign as they obey Him and believe in Him.