Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Content Of The Great Commission

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Many contemporary approaches to the Great Commission have focused on the Lord’s instruction to go to all nations. In other words, for them, the dominant responsibility of the commission is to go to the nations. However, the grammar of the Lord’s statement makes clear that the central imperative of the Commission is the making of disciples. That central imperative will be accomplished by three accompanying activities – going, baptizing, and teaching. Continue reading

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The Context Of The Great Commission

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Matthew’s Great Commission is deeply rooted in broader theological soil than only recruiting disciples from all the nations for Messiah’s future kingdom. Those roots extend in at least four directions. Continue reading

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Great Commission Living Is A Way of Life

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Five children seems an extraordinarily high price to pay for any ministry, much less one that seemed as fruitless as the Goforth’s appeared at the time. What could possibly have motivated Jonathan and Rosalind to suffer such devastating loss and count it but a small thing in their service to Christ? Perhaps the answer lies in the words Jonathan would later inscribed in the flyleaf of his bible. “In all things seek to know God’s Will and when known obey at any cost. Continue reading

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Parenthood & Discipleship

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By our example and teaching, we desire to cultivate a love for God’s Word and the understanding that it stands far above all else. For us in America, this is often fleshed out as “Scriptural Truth over Psychology.” For the Third World citizen, this could very well be fleshed out as “Scriptural Truth over Indigenous Spirit Beliefs.” What is important is the heart assuring belief and trust in the sufficiency of Scripture. Continue reading

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