Day 40

Matthew 28:16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Jesus is giving his final charge to his disciples and it is the same charge for us today. Jesus’s charge is to “go” and to “make disciples.” When Jesus tells them to “go,” he isn’t referring to a specific destination. The Greek word means “as you are going.” It is one of three action words in v.19-20 and this one is an everyday command. As we go to work, school, gym, stay home, our friend’s house, games, or anywhere else, we make disciples. What does it mean to “make disciples?” As we go about our day doing whatever it is that we do, make Jesus famous. He is calling us to live our lives alongside people who have no connection with him and people who already have a connection with him in order to help them grow in their relationship with the Father. Mark Moore says it this way in his book CORE 52, “Walk with people as you walk with Jesus. Before long, they’ll meet each other.” As we finish up our 40 days in the life of Jesus, who in your life needs to know him? Who needs to hear about what you have discovered from your time in his Word? Who needs to see the life transformation that has happened in your life because of your relationship with Jesus? In the words of Jesus, “Therefore, go...”