Re:Verse passage – Matthew 28:18-20 (day four)
Our passage this week is a very familiar passage…the Great Commission. As we have been studying this summer how we are Better Together, we have also been putting forth what our New Testament church should look like. Evangelism, discipleship, baptism, and obedience to the Word of God…these are the characteristics that we need to be involved in until Jesus returns. The beauty of Jesus’ final command to us on this earth is that we do not have to depend on ourselves to accomplish the assignments. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to us…it is by His power that we are able to carry out such a huge command. (Acts 1:8)
Every time we read this passage, we should self-evaluate (or let God evaluate) how we are doing, personally, in these areas of our life. Are we growing in our discipleship? Are we discipling others? Are we being obedient to God’s Word? Are we leading others to faith in Christ? Remember…we do the work, the Holy Spirit brings the results!