Sunday Morning ~ July 3, 2016

The Great Commission
Week 1: Our Commission
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.”
Our Commission:
Definition of Commission
An entrusted task or authorization, to put into service.
Being Commissioned means that someone in authority has entrusted you with a task to complete.
Element # 1: An Authority
  • To be commissioned, there must be authority behind the commission.
  • Matthew 28:18 ~ “All power (authority) is given unto me in heaven and earth.
  • Jesus hasn’t called us to do something in our own power and authority.
  • He has called us to the task with His full power and authority.
  • Completing our commission is not in doubt.
  • Doing what we’re called to do is not in jeopardy.
Element #2: A Task
  • Matthew 28:19 ~ “GO
  • Jesus calls His people to be in deliberate motion.
  • We are to be actively going into the world, with purpose and action.
  • The commission, the task, He has entrusted us with, is bringing people to Him.
Element #3: Resources
  • Matthew 28:20 ~ “I am with you always
  • Where will we get the resources for such a huge endeavor? Jesus
  • We need money? Jesus owns the cattle on a thousand hills
  • We need space? Who provided what we already have? Jesus
  • We need courage? Jesus says I am with you always, every step you take.
  • We need faith? Jesus says if you have the faith of a mustard seed …
Element #4: People
  • It takes people to use the resources given to complete a commission / task.
  • There’s still a lost world out there needing a Savior.
  • There’s still a task to be completed.
  • Jesus still supplies all the resources that are needed.
  • He’s look for you to step up and accept the task He has called you to.
Pastor Andy Lambert

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