RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day four) “All authority has been given to me. . . go and make disciples. . .I am with you always” (vs 18-20) Long live the King. As Americans we probably miss the meaning of such words. We don’t have a King nor understand the hope expressed. A good King is great government. If he is wise and strong and fair, almost nothing is better. Matthew 28 is the declaration of a living King. “I am alive forevermore” (Revelation 1:18) He lives, and by His own choice does so and through the lives of His people. “As the Father has sent me so send I you” (John 20:21) A dead church cannot speak authentically of the Risen Savior. ” A non-missionary church never has much of Christ’s presence” (Alexander Maclaren) There is no place for hesitation or fear. All authority is now His! We are commanded to make disciples! He is with us as we do! Long live the King!