Re:Verse passage – Matthew 28:16-20 (alternate Easter text) (day six)

18 Jesus came and told his disciples, I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20

After defeating sin and death in his resurrection, Jesus’ full rights as the Son of God have been restored (see Philippians 2:7), demonstrated in his “authority in heaven and on earth.” Of course, this means he has the authority to command the church to “make disciples” with the full expectation of obedience. It also means he has the authority to fulfill the command through us; to finish the task. That’s what Jesus meant when he said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

May that give us the confidence to obey this command through our church family faithfully.


Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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