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The Mission of the King

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Kids time: stirring up bees. Bees have a mission. Everything they do is to fulfill that mission.
Kids time: stirring up bees
Matthew 28:16–20 NASB95
16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 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.”
Resurrection has taken place
Climax of the book of Matthew. The King has come to bring redemption to the world.
maatthew 28:16-20
Galatians 4:4–5 NASB95
4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

I. The King’s Appearance (16-17)

Matthew 28:16–17 NASB95
16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.
We are I am here:
Matthew 28:16-17

A. He Appeared to the Faithful (16)

Matthew 28:16 NASB95
16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
This was in Galilee as Jesus had told them before He died. After other appearances of Jesus, Peter brought back into fellowship.
Acts 1:3 NASB95
3 To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Not the time of the ascension (which was in Judea).
The only ones to receive this Great Commission were those who showed up.

B. He Appeared to Worshipers (17)

Matthew 28:17 NASB95
17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.
Even the wavering, doubtful, hesitant.

II. The King’s Authority (18)

I. The King’s Authority (16-18)

Matthew 28:18 NASB95
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Matthew 28:16–18 NASB95
16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Matthew 28:16-

A. His Authority is Personal

The purpose of Matthew – Jesus as King.
Jesus – 3.5 years of time with them, miracle worker, teacher, risen, God – now coming up beside them.

B. His Authority is Extensive – all!

1. Heaven

all! Over angels, over the throne room, the dwelling places, the heavenly temple

2. Earth

all! Over world powers, kings, emperors, presidents, prime ministers, the church, animals, physics, elements, cells, weather, you!
What a comfort! Are you submitting or are you subverting?

III. The King’s Command (19-20)

Matthew 28:19–20 NASB95
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.”

A. His command is not an option

The main verb in the imperative
The main verb in the imperative
Mathēteúō means not only to learn, but to become attached to one’s teacher and to become his follower in doctrine and conduct of life.[1] The Teacher that they are to become like is Jesus. Our job is to continually bring them into contact with Jesus. Not, “I do life this way and so should you.” But, “I do life this way because that is how I leaned it from Jesus, and so you should learn it from Jesus too.”
Mathēteúō means not only to learn, but to become attached to one’s teacher and to become his follower in doctrine and conduct of life.[1] The Teacher that they are to become like is Jesus. Our job is to continually bring them into contact with Jesus. Not, “I do life this way and so should you.” But, “I do life this way because that is how I leaned it from Jesus, and so you should learn it from Jesus too.”
Evangelism is the first step.
Evangelism is the first step.
41people X 5 gospel presentations = 205 people touched by the gospel.
B. His command is to go

B. His command is to go

Generally, to go, walk. In the NT, used metaphorically with the meaning to walk, to live, to conduct oneself, joined with an adjunct of manner[2]
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Generally, to go, walk. In the NT, used metaphorically with the meaning to walk, to live, to conduct oneself, joined with an adjunct of manner[2]
C. His command is to baptize
30 people X 5 gospel presentations = 150 people touched by the gospel.
30 X 12 = 360, 30 X 52 = 1,560, 30 X 365 = 10,950
30 X 52 = 1,560
30 X 365 = 10,950
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D. His command is to teach

C. His command is to baptize

1. We are to teach action

D. His command is to teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

1. We are to teach action

In the home, SS, devotions, etc.
Deuteronomy 6:7 NASB95
7 “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
2. We are to teach everything
John 13:34
In the home, SS, devotions, etc.
Luke 6:28

2. We are to teach everything

John 13:34 NASB95
34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Luke 11:2–4 2So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 3Give us day by day our daily bread. 4And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.”
John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Luke 6:28 NASB95
28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
[1] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary : New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.
Luke 11:2–4 NASB95
2 And He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. 3 ‘Give us each day our daily bread. 4 ‘And forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.’ ”
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
John 13:14 NASB95
14 “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
[2] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary : New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.
Missionary in Japan - sit down next to someone on the train and ask them, “do you want to go to hell?” if they said no, then they would say, “pray this prayer with me, ‘Jesus save me and give me eternal life. Amen.’” Once they said the prayer they would stand up and go to the next person on the train and ask them, “do you want to go to hell?” Does this fulfill the King’s command? No!

IV. The King’s Presence (20)

Matthew 28:20 NASB95
20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

A. His Presence is personal

A. His presence is personal

Jesus is with us through the person of the Holy Spirit

B. His Presence is constant

Jesus is with us at all times

C. His Presence is Durable

Jesus is with us as long as we need Him and until we are with Him.
Acts 18:9–10 NASB95
9 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; 10 for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”
This answers the question that is inevitably asked, “How can we possibly do what Jesus asks?” Because Jesus is with us the real question is, “How can we possibly fail?”
This Great Commission is THE reason we are here on this earth.
[1] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary : New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.
[2] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary : New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.
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