What ever happened to the great commission?

That standard is called discipleship, and we read about it in Matthew 28:16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

If Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead and proclaimed victory over death, hell, and the grave, why do so many Christians look just like the world, living defeated lives?

Many people have heard of the Great Commission in Bible study or in a church sermon. Just as Jesus, Himself, is the only way, truth, and life, and no one can come to the Father but through Him (John 14:6), Jesus instituted the standard for how to follow Him.


In this passage, we see Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, with all authority over heaven and earth. He gives orders to His followers to make disciples by baptizing them and teaching them to obey His commands.

The word “obedience” in this day and age has become almost like a curse word. However, Jesus teaches that in order to be set free to follow Him and live the life He has called for you to live, you must obey His commands.

Step into God’s calling for you today!