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The Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20, Jeremiah 1:4-10, Andrew Love, August 5, 2018

Sermon Notes:


  • A missionary text because of our recent journey
  • Is the Great Commission the Great 'Omission' in the UK?
    • Is Evangelism not at the forefront of the church?
  • The context of this verse
    • To take the gospel out, not just to the Jews but to the Gentiles and all nations
    • When: The message given shortly before Jesus was to depart from the earth
      • His last words
    • Why: Because He would no longer be with His disciples
  • This is a call to evangelise

A Call to Evangelise

  • Example of answer to question
    • Some people are called by God to be full-time Evangelists
  • A Godly call
    • Jesus' words to 11 disciples - a word [call] specifically to them
    • 1 Tim 1:12
    • It is God that calls/places people into ministry
    • Jeremiah is called of God
    • Moses was called of God
    • Personal example
    • Not all will be for you
      • 1 Tim 4
    • Heb 5:4
  • The Great Commission applies in particular to those who are called in a full-time way
    • But it does apply to the whole of the Church
      • Eph 4
    • The Church has many needs today: we need more full-time workers
      • Are we willing to say as Isaiah, 'here I am send me'?
      • Maybe not full-time service, but maybe God has something for us to do
    • If God calls us, He will equip us

The Basis for Going

  • We go as an ambassador for God
    • We receive the message and are to pass it on exactly as we received it
    • Example of Jim Elliot
  • We go in Christ's strength

Consider the Task

  • It does not say to make converts but to make disciples
    • Only God can bring conversion
      • He will bring sanctification
      • We are to help make disciples
  • Discipleship is required to help teach others about God
    • Example
    • "Teaching them to observe all things"
    • We must never underestimate the power of consecutive expository ministry
      • Pulpit ministry, regular preaching & teaching, coming along side
    • Regular teaching - examples
    • Living a godly life - seeing the truth in action
  • Baptism
    • An ordinance for the apostles, later passed on to elders
    • A sign of people professing faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
      • Example¬†
    • Why is there no record of certain people in Scripture being baptised
      • Jesus had come to preach and convert, not baptise
      • This would be done later (but early on in their faith)
      • On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit was poured out
    • Repentance and faith the two qualifications for baptism
    • In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit - to emphasise belief in the Triune God

The Promise that is Given

  • Jesus is with us even to the end of the age
    • This verse must apply today because we have not yet reached the end of the age
    • It is for the Church in all times

Closing Remarks

About Andrew Love: Pastor at Tabor Church

Sermon Passage:

Matthew 28:18-20

18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (KJV)

Jeremiah 1:4-10

4Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. 6Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. 7But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. 9Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. (KJV)

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