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Disciple! Going to the ends of the earth

We are sent with a purpose and mission far greater than we ever plan or imagine. Jesus sends us on a mission that echoes his own. But missionary work is not reserved for a few pioneering Christians, Jesus sends all of His followers on… Continue Reading “Disciple! Going to the ends of the earth”

Disciple! Being a missionary

The Great Commission calls each believer into what we commonly call missionary service. Missionary. What do you think of when you hear the word missionary? Missions, primarily, is not about men and women giving their lives away for a moral or humanitarian cause. Rather,… Continue Reading “Disciple! Being a missionary”

QUEDATE EN CASA

Family, friends, churches, Sunday school classes and small groups have been asking how we are doing as we have been quedate en casa (quarantined). Since March we have been lived under several different interactions of COVID-19 lockdown. Today’s podcast will give you an insight… Continue Reading “QUEDATE EN CASA”

Disciple! Presence

The Great Commission of Christ begins with the assurance of His authority and ends with the assurance of His presence. It should be noted that His presence is not simply a comforting thought. His presence carries with it His power and His authority. What… Continue Reading “Disciple! Presence”

Disciple! Educate

The idea of “Teaching” in the Great Commission is an ongoing, never ceasing education and edifying of those being discipled. In Greek, the word teaching is written as a present participle indicating it is a continual activity. The word teaching means both imparting ideas… Continue Reading “Disciple! Educate”

Disciple! Newness of Life

Part of disciple-ing others is helping them connect with Christ’s death and resurrection. This is precisely what happened with Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8:26-40. As Philip was going, he met a man with questions about the Bible. He responded to those… Continue Reading “Disciple! Newness of Life”

Disciple! Imperative

We may only disciple another for Christ on Christ’s terms and by His strategy. The “disciple” stipulation is not an addition to Jesus’ Commission it is the very command itself. The Great Commission does not call us to make converts but to be disciples… Continue Reading “Disciple! Imperative”

Disciple! Where

“All nations” is the field of concern the Great Commission gives to Christians. Remember, the One who gave us this Commission had no budget, building, hymnal, or theology textbook. Simply, by His authority He sent out His original disciples, fully expecting them to conquer… Continue Reading “Disciple! Where”

Disciple! Who

Matthew’s account of the Great Commission leaves little room for interpretation. The words are not unclear. In them, we find exactly what Jesus expects from His followers. He gave a specific pedagogy that is timeless and changeless. The words of Christ bind every Christian… Continue Reading “Disciple! Who”

Disciple! Assurance

Jesus wraps His Missionary enterprise, His disciple-making Commission in the power of His authority. Time and geography have not abated the authority with which Christ sends us into the world. We are to undertake His Commission in the extraordinary power of His authority. Today’s… Continue Reading “Disciple! Assurance”

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