The Great Commission

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Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

The Ascension of Christ - Garofalo (approx 1510-20)

However there was a command that Jesus made just prior to His Ascension. His last words clearly highlighted its importance and reflect the second greatest command:

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)

For many Christians, this command to "make disciples" is understood to mean "evangelize." But disciple making is an encompassing application of Bible knowledge and wisdom that goes far beyond the individual's pursuit of personal holiness and Christian living...

Obedient Christian living requires both training (discipleship) and outreach (evangelism).

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The Two Greatest Commandments

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Disciple Making

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