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Quick Thoughts on the Great Commission

December 26, 2010

This morning I gave the church the assignment to spend time tonight meditating on Matthew 28:19-20.  As I was thinking, and reading, about the passage, I came across this quote.

“I believe that if an angel were to wing his way from earth up to Heaven, and were to say that there was one poor, ragged boy, without father or mother, with no one to care for him and teach him the way of life; and if God were to ask who among them were willing to come down to this earth and live here for fifty years and lead that one to Jesus Christ, every angel in Heaven would volunteer to go. Even Gabriel, who stands in the presence of the Almighty, would say, “Let me leave my high and lofty position, and let me have the luxury of leading one soul to Jesus Christ.” There is no greater honor than to be the instrument in God’s hands of leading one person out of the kingdom of Satan into the glorious light of Heaven.” – D. L. Moody

The Basics of the Great Commission

  • The commission- You go
  • The content- The gospel
  • The command- Make disciples
  • The capacity- Christ’s presence and authority
  • The circumference- Everywhere and everyone
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