Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Big barking black white fanged canines and the Great Commission

It was fun to be out on Saturday. Like we do every month, we invite people to our services, sometimes proclaim the gospel, and seemingly always "run" from big black barking canines with white fiangs who don’t seem interested in the Great Commission.What’s really mind-blowing is that “doing the work” of the Great Commission [telling others about Jesus and discipling them] is not the heart of the Great Commission. The heart of the Great Commission is the absolute universal supremacy and authority of Jesus.
Notice in the Great Commission that Jesus places His glory and His authority and His power at the beginning of the Great Commission so that strategies and methods and personalitites and how many souls we've won to Christ won’t be central – but rather that as God saves souls, His supremacy “in Christ” will be the central story and our boasting all the day.Matthew 28.18-2018And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” English Standard Version