Read: Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 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.”
Read: Mark 16:19 NIV
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
When the disciples heard “The Great Commission” (as these words of Jesus have become known) it was after they had seen Him suffer and die on the cross and had now witnessed His resurrection. They knew now that the message He’d been preaching was true, and that Jesus was God’s son, given for us as a sacrifice, so that we could have eternal life.
Jesus’ command was simple: go and make disciples.
As we consider what “going” really means this week, let’s ask the question: “What does it mean to me?”
Lord Jesus, as I read these words that you said, to “go and make disciples of all nations”, I ask, what does it mean for me to “go”? I pray that this week you would speak to me by your Holy Spirit, speak to my heart, and help me understand what this command means for me in my life. In Your holy name, Amen.