Matt 28:16-20  The Main Thing
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In all situations, our main thing is to make disciples with God's power

In all situations, our main thing is to make disciples with God's power

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  • Matthew 28:16-20
    • The main thing
    • is to keep the main thing
    • the main thing!
  • Questions/Distractions in Life
    • Who’s my hero?
    • Career choice? Life partner?
    • Promotion, perfect wedding, dream house, beautiful car
    • How to surviving economic downturn
    • How to assure good health at end of life
    • Are these the “main thing” in our lives?
  • Help from Scripture
    • What’s the “main thing” in our lives?
    • When/where to do it?
    • How to do it?
  • Matthew 28:16-17
    • 16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
    • 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.
  • Matthew 28:16-17
    • 16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
    • 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful .
    • Doubtful = “distazo” (uncertain, hesitate)
  • The Disciples’ Questions
    • What does He think of me? Will He accept me again?
    • Can I follow Him to the end?
    • Is this the time He will restore Israel?
    • Jesus points them back to the “main thing”
  • Matthew 28:18-20
    • 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    • 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    • 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
  • What is our Main Thing ?
  • What is our Main Thing ?
    • 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    • 19 “Going therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    • 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
  • What is our Main Thing ?
    • 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    • 19 “Going therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    • 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
  • What is our Main Thing ?
    • 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    • 19 “ Going therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    • 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
  • What is our Main Thing ?
    • Baptizing = Restoring them to God’s family (Healing)
    • Teaching = Building up, Equipping
    • The main thing = Make Disciples
      • Healing
      • Building
      • Equipping
  • When/Where to do it?
  • When/Where to do it?
    • 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    • 19 “ Going therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    • 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
  • When/Where to do it?
    • Going = “as you go”
    •  in all situations you’re at …
    • In all situations ,
    • our main thing is to make disciples
  • How to do the Main Thing?
    • Remember whose mission it is
      • “ Jesus continues HIS mission
      • through the Holy Spirit and through His disciples”
    • Remember whose power it is
  • How to do the Main Thing?
    • 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    • 19 “ Going therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    • 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
  • How to do the Main Thing?
    • 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    • 19 “ Going therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    • 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
    • In all situations ,
    • our main thing is to make disciples
    • with God’s power
    • while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
    • (2 Co 4:18)
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