Imperishable Beauty: A Study of Biblical Womanhood Dec 9, 2018 21:47:00 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Dec 9, 2018 21:47:00 GMT -5
Question 3. Study the Matthew 28 passage.
This passage of Scripture is often called The Great Commission. Break the passage down into three parts, and exposit each part:
The Preamble (18): Describe Jesus’ authority, motivation, and reasons for giving the instructions and promise that follow.
Jesus has again the full authority ( from God the Father to Jesus God the Son)
as God over everything. the motive being, to make disciples, that will glorify and worship God.
The Prescription (19-20a): What are the four verbs (action words) in this passage that Christ instructs us to do? Explain how Christians in general, and you personally, can carry out each of these actions.
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
I don't think Go absolutely means go to a foreign country. I think it is more like act.
It may mean God is calling you to be a missionary, but it could also mean, go to your immediate family, or the neighbor, or people in your town ( and even then that does not necessarily means go door to door, but act when the time presents itself.
To make disciples is different than just getting a person to say a prayer and hope they are really converted....you have to spend time, teaching, answering their questions ( perhaps over many years.....
which makes me think of you and how you to this very day, do so with me :-)
and baptize them ( I am not sure we most always be the ones baptizing, but if there is no pastor that can do it, we certainly can and should.
But to make disciples rather than just converts or believers, mean they are born again, and will study God's Word and follow Jesus throughout their life....they will become mature believers and remain disciples.
The Promise (20b): What promise does Christ make to us as we carry out The Great Commission? What are some of the things He does not promise us? Explain why His promise to be with us is the perfect promise – the one we need the most – as we share the gospel with others.
Answer: By being with us the Holy Spirit will help us with what words to say....so it is not 100% on me, to know what verses to quote or what to say.
This fears us from fear, knowing He is with us.
But if we suffer for it, we can know we are honored, and we know He will help us deal with whatever consequences there are.
We strengthen our relying on Him instead of ourselves.
God promises that He will be with us.
He does not promises we will always make disciples and be successful.
He does not promise that some of the people we try to make disciples of will love us, but rather hate us.
He does not say, they will all continue in discipleship.
We learn to totally trust the Holy Spirit....perhaps a verse comes to mind, that seems totally wrong and/or out of place for the conversation you ( I ) am having with someone,
we obediently say it
and to our utter surprise,
perhaps the person will cry,
and say that is 'exactly', what they desperately needed to hear!!