“First – the coming of the Holy Spirit which is the power to fulfill the Great Commission. It is present in all passages from baptizing in the name of the “Father, Son & Holy Spirit” to being “clothed with power from on high” to “signs and wonders” that go as the Gospel is spread. The lesson for us is clear – no Holy Spirit – no Great Commission fulfilled. Jesus makes all that clear in his guidance in John 14-16.
The second thing is “Go” – but it’s really translated “as you are going”, in other words the Great Commission should be a daily experience not simply a geographical experience . . . Spreading the good news of Jesus, loving others, building bridges, serving humanity in the name of Jesus must be a daily and lifestyle occurrence.
Third, “nations” is in all passages – one is ends of the earth. God cares for all peoples. Christianity must always be cross cultural and multi-cultural – the only culture we share is Kingdom culture that lays over all cultures. When that happens the Gospel will be the same, but expressed differently – and that gets exciting. READ MORE.
The Three Constants of the Great Commission present in the first five books of the NT
November 30, 2011 by 1 Comment