All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me matthew 28. 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. Jesus has absolute authority to commission his disciples. Some scholars thus believe that the authors of matthew. This morning i not only want to explain the text, but share my heart on this matter as well. This includes the whole design of christs commission.
In this gospel, important things happen on mountains. Matthew 28 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The great commission of matthew 28 1 usually when i do evangelism training i have a time when i discuss the great commission as we find it in matthew 28. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit, and teaching them to obey everything i have. The bible records jesus giving the disciples the great commission.
Christs appearance to the disciples in galilee, and the commission he gave them. Matthew 28 now after the sabbath, toward the dawn of the. When he was the pastor of the methodist church in scarborough, william sangster had an eccentric member who tried to be a zealous christian. All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth. And surely i am with you always, to the very end of the age. Christ now delivered to his apostles the great charter of his kingdom in the world, was sending them out as his ambassadors, and here gives them their credentials. The great commission the surpassing magnificence of this grand conclusion to matthew s gospel is unrivaled by anything even from the sacred pages of inspiration.
The great commission of matthew 28 1 mission issues. This chapter covers the events around the resurrection of jesus and ends with the great commission. Ridderbos, matthew, bible students commentary grand. Origen, a writer of the early third century, wrote probably the earliest commentary on matthew. David guzik commentary on matthew 28, where jesus is risen, appears to mary at the tomb and his disciples, to whom he gives the great commission. The great commission refers to several passages in the gospel of matthew.
Matthew 28 is the twentyeighth and final chapter of the gospel of matthew in the new testament. May 14, 2009 this passage prepares for the great commission 28. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit, and teaching them to obey everything i have commanded you. The plainest evidence will not affect men, without the work of the holy spirit. Then the eleven disciples went away into galilee, matthew for the first time refers to the disciples as the eleven. Note, however, that the text does not say to take the gospel to the nations, although it is implied. Then not immediately after what is related in the preceding verses, but after several appearances of christ, and events connected therewith, recorded in the last chapter of luke and mark, and in the last two chapters of john. Go ye therefore, and teach greek, disciple, or make disciples of, or, as dr. The last things people say before departing are often most important. All of matthews gospel account culminates in this short passage. Eleven is the number because judas committed suicide 27. Christs appearance in matthew 28 when he gave his great commission is the same occasion the apostle paul referred to when he wrote in 1 corinthians 15. The surpassing magnificence of this grand conclusion to matthews gospel is unrivaled by anything even from the sacred pages of inspiration.
Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. While all that talking can be intimidating and a bit scary at first, i quickly learned that people want to hear the gospel. The surpassing magnificence of this grand conclusion to matthew s gospel is unrivaled by anything even from the sacred pages of inspiration. Unfortunately, the man was mentally deficient and usually did the wrong thing. He gives them a commission to preach the gospel throughout the earth. That was certainly the case in jesus last words to his disciples when he rendezvoused with them in galilee after his resurrection matthew 28. Lutheran nobleman, who argued that the words in matthew 28 meant that all. While some of them had trouble believing their own eyes, jesus was alive and he had a message for them that would forever change their lives. Matthew 28 covers the same material as mark 16, luke 24, and john 20 in the other gospels. Because the lord gave final instructions for his followers to go to all nations and that he would be with them even until the very end of the age, christians of.
Then the eleven disciples went away into galilee, to the mountain which jesus had appointed for them. Then jesus came to them and said, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. That christ promised after his resurrection to go before them into galilee. What is the great commission and why is it so controversial. He has that authority because he has risen from the dead. If i knew my time to go on to heaven was near through illness or indication of age, what statement would i leave with those i loved most. The great commission sermon by don jones, matthew 28. Announced by both an angel and jesus after his resurrection mt 28. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, jesus met them, saying, all hail. It is often called the great commission because it is jesus final command which encompasses all. Luke limits jesus resurrection appearances to jerusalem and emphasizes repentance and forgiveness of sins luke 24. The great argument to prove christ to be the son of god, is his resurrection. Matthew 28 commentary matthew henry commentary on the.
What does the great commission have to do with the trinity. For those of you that dont know what the great commission is, its matthew 28. This great commission, as the saints of all ages have consented to call it, constitutes the marching orders of his church for a day and to all eternity. 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. Jesus said to his disciples in galilee all authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. The resurrection of christ declared by an angel to the two marys at the sepulchre, matthew 28. The gospel of matthew ends with jesus meeting with his apostles in galilee. In christianity, the great commission is the instruction of the resurrected jesus christ to his disciples to spread the gospel to all the nations of the world.
The great commission, part ii the sovereignty of god. Jesus authority has been apparent from the outset of the gospel. Matthew 28 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. The great commission the various gospels emphasize different aspects of this great commission. This great commission, as the saints of all ages have consented to call it, constitutes the marching orders of. They go, and are met by christ himself who promises to meet the disciples in galilee, matthew 28. As with the rest of matthew it seems clear that matthew is adapting what appears in mark. The commission which our lord jesus received himself from the father. They were to make disciples of all nations ethne 19c v. They are commissioned to announce this to the disciples, matthew 28. Nov 07, 20 as jews they were ethnocentric in their evangelism, but the great commission was intended to make them ektocentric bringing the gospel to nonjews in some ways the book of acts shows how they fulfilled the command of matthew 28. Mary magdalene and mary of bethany find an angel at the tombnow after the sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, mary magdalene and the other mary came to see the tomb.
And they came and held him by the feethow truly womanly. The disciples were to go in this authority 19a iii. Read matthew 28 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Matthew 28 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Matthew 28 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Only 17 percent were familiar with the phrase and its meaning. The great commission is found in the gospel of matthew. Coleman, the lifestyle of the great commission, in. After reading the verses, i explain to them that the greek language in which the new. Circumstances have provided lengthy opportunities to deepen my thinking about death. Baptizing and teaching are the two great branches of that general design. Directed to return to galilee where jesus would meet up with them, the disciples followed yet again, not knowing what they would encounter. The great commission is the foundation for evangelism and crosscultural missions work in christian theology.
As jews they were ethnocentric in their evangelism, but the great commission was intended to make them ektocentric bringing the gospel to nonjews in some ways the book of acts shows how they fulfilled the command of matthew 28. The most famous version of the great commission is in matthew 28. Christ meets the eleven disciples in a mountain of galilee, matthew 28. In it, he cites and expounds on matthew 28, including the trinitarian formula. Greekgeeking the great commission in matthew think theology. Unusually the material not from mark most closely matches the gospel of john, unlike the rest of the gospel where nonmarkan material is often matched in luke. Galilee was where it all began and galilee, it seems, would. Reflections of lectionary text, pop culture, current events, etc.806 1448 814 198 513 1249 1148 122 1193 1121 334 74 936 642 519 487 839 17 1302 393 1518 145 537 110 1096 753 750 1238 1350 1225 1518 1139 536 36 100 510 239 114 1410 951 130 976 934 949 767 1012 1436 32 192 1175