As disciples of Jesus, our mission and the mission of the church is to make more disciples. This mission is only made possible because of Jesus’ statement in Matthew 28:18, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” This statement is the fulfillment of prophecy from Daniel 7:14, “He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” Let me summarize that for you, Jesus is the boss.
No one is more powerful than him, no one is more beautiful than him, and for all of eternity, no one else will be worshipped but him. How wonderful that Jesus has brought us into this kingdom which has already begun and still not yet fulfilled. The Kingdom of God is not yet full, there are still souls, for who Jesus has gone to prepare a place for, that we are called to go and make disciples of.
Why do we need authority to make disciples? Because we need jurisdiction. Jesus and his followers need this authority because there is another one who rules the earth. Paul calls Satan the “ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient” Ephesians 2:2. Make no mistake about it, every person is serving a king either Satan or Jesus. The difference between the two kings is that one has already been defeated and the other will reign victorious for all of eternity.
Everyone is born serving Satan, therefore Jesus has sent us on a rescue mission to save anyone who would worship Him. The stakes of this mission are enormous because we are dealing with eternity. Only those who are disciples of Jesus will spend eternity with him.
There are people that you love who are dying every day and will spend eternity separated from God. You have the answer. You have the remedy. The pathway to salvation is found in Jesus and Jesus alone. He has the authority to save souls and he has given that mission to you.
One of the saddest outcomes for me to consider is for one of my friends or family members to die and go to hell, then look at me and say, “you knew all along. You knew the way to salvation and never told me.” I never want that to be the case. Let's go and make disciples, Jesus has all authority.
Pastor Michael Covey
“Come, follow me, Jesus said, and I will send you out to fish for people.” – Matthew 4:19
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The Son Denies Himself To Give You Life
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"name of the Father and of the Son and of Holy Spirit
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"Go and Make"
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Spiritual Discipline of Confession
Spiritual Discipline of Silence and Solitude
Spiritual Discipline of Simplicity
Spiritual Discipline of Fasting
Spiritual Discipline of Meditation
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Freedom, part 2.
Fear, part 4.
Fear, part 3.
Fear, part 2.
Fear, part 1.
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