Building up believers and the New Testament church


"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:19,20).

This command was given to the eleven disciples just before Jesus ascended to heaven after His resurrection, and is often referred to as "The Great Commission." It is full of direction. It forms the framework of how the Lord is laboring to bring His purposes to completion in our day.

We want to look at this command carefully, with the purpose in mind of seeing more clearly how the Lord is working to bring many sons to glory, so that we all may give ourselves more fully and effectively to the work of God in the short time God has given us. There is coming a day when we must stand before our Lord and give an account to Him, and none of us wants to stand empty-handed in that day. May the Lord give us ears to hear Him, and may He apply to our eyes the "eye salve" that we all need in order to see, for the labor is great and we dare not miss the way.