The Risen Jesus’ last command is our commission: He calls us to BE and make disciples until the end of the age.
‘Make Disciples’ (mathetuo) = to make a disciple (a disciple was one who committed his life to a teacher to follow and learn).
Are you a disciple? Are you being a disciple?
We are to make disciples:
1. By ‘going and in our going .’ verse 19a
Jesus modeled this – spent time with people… Mark 2:15-17
The Apostles modeled this… Acts 5:41-42
2. By ‘baptizing them’ (‘in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit’). verse 19b
Acts 2:38-39 (we are having a public baptism in a few weeks!)
3. By ‘teaching them’ (to obey everything I have commanded You’). verse 20
We model it, then invest in others to learn, grow and obey!
We’re not alone - He is with us always to the end of the age!