Sunday Morning, July 31, 2016

The Great Commission
Week Five ~ In Practice

Matthew 28:16-20 ~ “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
 
Acts 18:1-11 ~ “After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.”
 
We see Paul practicing the Great Commission:
 
Verse 1 ~ Paul was going
  • He WENT to Corinth
  • He witnessed while he worked.
  • He worked WITH other Christians and developed relationships with those who needed the Lord.
 
Verse 8 ~ Paul was baptizing
  • He told people about Jesus.
  • He led them to the Lord.
  • They trusted in the Lord.
  • Paul led them to publicly profess Jesus as Lord.
  • Time’s too short to waste!
 
Verse 11 ~ Paul was teaching
  • He was teaching and making disciples.
  • He was teaching them how to make more disciples.
  • As Great Commission Christians, we are obligated to strongly teach the Word of God.
 
We have to understand that teaching and learning are both a lifetime process.
 
Verses 9-10 ~ Jesus assured Paul that He was with him.
 
The Great Commission works!!!
It’s ordained by the Lord.
We just need to do it!!!
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
{pastorandy@cvcog.church}

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