Jesus Christ gave his people a commission; we know it well: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:18–20).
What a commission, what a promise, what a Savior. Have you ever considered the alls in the passage?
- Jesus has all authority, so it carries the greatest authority.
- Make disciples of all nations, so it includes the greatest mission field.
- Teach all that he has commanded, so it involves the greatest curriculum.
- He is with us for all our days, so it contains the greatest assurance.
This is a mission great enough to spend the rest of our lives fulfilling.
The great task of making disciples of all nations will not be easy. But Jesus did not promise us ease.
All over the world, we have unreached peoples and nations—people who, without Christ, are headed for destruction (Prov. 24:11). And we—the people of God—have the only message that can rescue them. The great task of making disciples of all nations will not be easy. But Jesus did not promise us ease; he promised he would be with us.
On this podcast episode, we have the privilege of hearing from a brother who is church planting in Turkey, the world’s largest unreached nation (per capita). Today, we welcome Kerem Koc.
You can listen to this podcast episode here.
- How Churches Can Partner to Reach the Nations (Will Bostian)