Reboot "Commit to Commission"

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Sermon Text: Matthew 28: 16-20

We conclude our ReBoot sermon series this morning with Commit to Commission. Our scripture read so well by Kat is the Great Commission at the end of Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus instructs his disciples to go make disciples of all nations to baptize them and teach them to obey what Jesus has taught. The basic point is the instruction to increase the number of disciples.

Pastor Joy was very gracious to me with this sermon, as she allowed me to change the title. When the series was first put together, this sermon was called Commit to Reproduce. Now, that makes a lot of sense in the context of the key point of the scripture, but I wasn’t sure if some of you would be disappointed if you read that title in the weekly news and then heard a message on the Great Commission. Some of you would probably be relieved. I do wonder if more people would have come along if we had kept that title. We’ll never know.

I spoke on this passage a few years ago. Some of you may remember, I ended up dressing up as a Blues Brother and much of my message that day was focused on the verse 17, which says, “When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.” We thought about faith and doubt walking hand in hand.

This morning our focus will be verse 20, in particular where Jesus ends his instructions with the statement, " And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the ageSee full sermon here