And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the 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; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
– Matthew 28:18–20
This commission of Christ was given 2,000 years ago, and we (the Church) are still committed to the mission. A mission that is continuing, but not finished after 2,000 years is an indication of at least two very important things. First it is an indication of a huge mission and task. And second, it is an indication of great faith and faithfulness.
The mission of world evangelization is massive. So massive that—in and by our own strength—it can appear impossible. But the church, in great faith and by sincere faithfulness, has reminded on mission for 20 centuries. And ultimately, according to the book of Revelation (chapters 5 and 7), the task will one day be complete.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
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