Essay about Summary Of ' The Great Commission '
I’m With You Always
For almost two months the disciples of the Lord had been confused, frustrated and downright scared for their lives. Their Leader had been killed and even though He rose from the dead, He is now telling them that He will soon leave them again. It was in this setting that Jesus gave “The Great Commission.” He said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you;….” (Matt.28:19-20).
Now, that was a frightening charge. If the Lord’s enemies hated Him enough to kill Him, what would they do with His disciples? Those men loved life as much as any of us. They loved their families, they wanted to see their parents grow old and watch their children grow up. They were normal, everyday men. So, from where would they muster courage enough to obey the Lord’s command to “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)?
However, He added, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Now, that made a huge difference. Realizing that the Lord was with them; they would have bold courage and all of that frustration, fear and weakness would fade in the presence of their Lord.
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