As You Go, Make Disciples by Paul Washer
Published on 04/14/2017
Scripture(s): Matthew 28:18-20 Paul Washer expounds The Great Commission, starting with four statements about the churches obligation and authority under this commission. He then considers the men who first received this commission and the necessity of their transformation at Pentecost. Our attention is then drawn to the Christ of the Great Commission, especially his unlimited, unhindered, unending authority over all (v.18). Jesus referred to himself as the Son of Man many times, to show us who he really was, the fulfillment of Daniels vision (Dan.7:13,14). There is only one true King and kingdom in the world today; lose sight of his sovereignty, and you lose the hope of missions. Finally, Mr. Washer examines the commission itself - its foundation, commands, and effects - and asks whether our own lives and ministries are worthy of being exported to nations that have already been ravaged and confused by our false doctrines, false gospels, false evangelists, carnality, and worldliness. He ends with a passionate plea for missions and missionaries, and an exhortation to confidence in the One who said, Lo, I am with you alway (v.20). That's not a promise, he says, its a FACT.