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The Great Commission
The Great Commission contains Christ’s “marching orders” to those who call themselves his disciples. In the Great Commission, Jesus commands his followers (disciples) to go and “make disciples”. The Great Commission statements of Christ are especially significant:
· They were the last words that Jesus shared with the disciples.
· They are firm statements of what (and how) the disciples were to continue.
· If Jesus had a plan for the spread of the gospel after his departure (and he did!), his plan is contained in these instructions.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given
to me. 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. And surely I am with you always, to
the very end of the age."
He said to them, "Go
into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes
and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be
“and repentance and forgiveness
of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at
Luke 24:47 NIV
Again Jesus said, "Peace
be with you! As the Father has sent me,
“But you will receive power when
the Holy Spirit comes on you;
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