Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations

Posted: January 22, 2010 in Christian living, Church, encouragement and advice, salvation
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Matthew 28:16-20 (NASB)
28:16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Jesus gave us clear instructions about how to lead people to salvation. By going out and preaching the Gospel, we depend on the power of the Holy Spirit to draw mankind to repentance. The key to discipleship is seen in verse 20,”teaching them to observe all that I commanded you” because by doing this we teach them to obey the Word of God. I do not see any reference to culture and relevance in The Great Commission. It is by the preaching of the Gospel that leads mankind to Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. After becoming a child of God, we are told to teach new Christians to observe all of Christ’s commandments found in the Word of God. If we follow this simply pattern for discipleship, our new converts will be fully equipped  to go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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