The great commission (Matthew 28:16-20)


Read and obey. This is what I heard preached to me on my first Sunday after my conversion. I took it to heart and bought a bible the very next day. I was baptised less than two months later by which time I had read the New Testament and about half of the Old Testament. The main theme of what he preached about was, disciples who make disciples. In the passage below, the thing that really speaks to me is this: “they worshiped him – but some of them doubted!”

Jesus commissioned them anyway, despite their doubts! He knew his power is greater than their doubt, is greater than my doubt.


Matthew 28:16-20 NLT

Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Proverbs 9:9-10NLT

Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more. Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.


As he was preaching I knew that I wanted to be a disciple. Now, having spent some time reading and trying to obey what I have been reading, despite my doubts, I want to be a disciple who makes disciples.

Today’s readings:

Exodus 37:1-38:31, Matthew 28:1-20, Psalm 34:11-22, Proverbs 9:9-10


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