Reflection on Matthew 28:16-20

In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus gives his disciples the Great Commission. This is a command to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything Jesus has commanded.

This passage is important because it gives us our marching orders for how to live our lives as Christians. It tells us that we are called to share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone we meet. We are also called to teach people how to follow Jesus and live according to his commands.

This can be a daunting task, but it is also an exciting one. We have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the world, and to make a difference in people’s lives.

There are many ways that we can obey the Great Commission. We can share our faith with our friends and family. We can volunteer at a local church or ministry. We can donate money to Christian organizations that are working to spread the gospel. We can simply live our lives in a way that reflects the love of Jesus.

No matter how we choose to obey the Great Commission, we can be sure that God is with us. He has given us his Spirit to empower us, and he promises to never leave us or forsake us.

Here is a devotional prayer that you can pray as you seek to obey the Great Commission:

Dear God,

Thank you for the Great Commission. Help me to be faithful to your call to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. Give me the courage to speak up for your truth, and the wisdom to know how to share it in a way that is both effective and loving. I pray that you would use me to make a difference in the world, and to bring glory to your name. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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