JESUS: The Great I Am


MAKE DISCIPLES Matthew 28:18-20

Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

This short passage presents Christians with some of the most important action verbs that apply to the Christian life.

Christianity is not a “sit around and do nothing” religion. Christians are to be on the move. We have a purpose to our existence and it is not to be replaced by apathy or excuses. We are to be led by the Holy Spirit and through the Word of God.

Making disciples is a high calling for every believer. Only the Holy Spirit can convict men of sin and save their souls, but we are told to share the truth of Jesus Christ with everyone. When God saves someone He will bring them to other believers, including us, and we are to disciple them. We do that by...

Being baptised is an important marker in the life of every believer. Baptism symbolizes being “born again” into the Kingdom of God. When we baptise someone, we are demonstrating not just their commitment to Christ, but our commitment to them as a new part of the Body of Christ.

Every believer is a teacher. We teach others through direct instruction in God’s word, Bible studies, small group meetings and other activities. We also teach them indirectly by the simple acts of faith we exhibit daily as God presents us with opportunities to exercise our faith and his grace.