The Great Commission

Our hope is for our kids to know that: The Gospel Fulfills God’s Promise to Abraham  

21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.
Acts 3:21

(Open the bible and read to your child Matthew 28:16-20) Jesus was finished with his work on Earth as a man. He had fulfilled his purpose. He lived among us as a man, he died, and he rose again. Now it was His time to ascend into heaven, so he told his disciples to go out and spread his word. To go out and make more disciples, not just in the town they were in, but in all the world. This message was just not for the Jews, but it was for the gentiles as well! The message of Christ was spread because the disciples were excited to share the gospel. We should be just as excited today! Let’s go out and make disciples and continue to spread the gospel!

The Jesus Connection:
The Great Commission of Matthew 28:16–20 is not found in the other Gospels, but has a companion passage in Luke. Jesus had earlier commissioned the disciples to spread the message of his death and resurrection (Luke 24:47). Both passages tell us that the gospel is to be preached to all nations. The salvation of Jesus Christ is not limited to the Jews, but is to go to all nations and all peoples. Matthew records that those who receive the message are to be baptized. That baptism, Paul later explains, is an identification with the death and resurrection of Jesus in the life of the individual believer (Romans 6:3–4).


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