The Great Commission
19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
“BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;
The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
And He said, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.”
“So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.
“Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.
“No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.
1 Kings 1:36
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, “Amen! Thus may the LORD, the God of my lord the king, say.
1 Chronicles 16:36
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting Then all the people said, “Amen,” and praised the LORD.
The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory Amen, and Amen.
“Then it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass through, It will reach even to the neck; And the spread of its wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. ‘
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.
“So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous,
As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.]
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,
“For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.
1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
1 Corinthians 11:23
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;
1 Corinthians 14:37
If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-2
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-12
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
1 Timothy 6:1-4
All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken against.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth.
But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.
1 Peter 2:10-19
for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.
2 Peter 1:5-11
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
2 Peter 3:2
that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
1 John 2:3-4
By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
1 John 3:19-24
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly ” Amen Come, Lord Jesus.
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 always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
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Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
Last words! The last words of a parent to a child leaving for college… The last words of a loved one at the bedside of someone dying… The last words of a friend before moving to a distant place… These last words are chosen with care because they leave a lasting impact. Jesus’ last words are our marching orders. “Go make disciples of all peoples! To do this,” he emphasized, “you must go where they are, baptize them, and then teach them to do what I taught you to do.” The words are not hard to understand, so what are we doing about obeying those last commands?
Father from whom all peoples derive their hope, use your Spirit to rouse within me a passion to share your grace with others. Nudge me out of my safety zone and call me into your empowering and sacrificial grace so that I can help others come to know you. In the saving name of Jesus I pray. Amen.