Matthew 28:16-20
<ul><li>The main thing  </li></ul><ul><li>is to keep the main thing  </li></ul><ul><li>the main thing! </li></ul>
Questions/Distractions in Life <ul><li>Who’s my hero? </li></ul><ul><li>Career choice?  Life partner? </li></ul><ul><li>Pr...
Help from Scripture <ul><li>What’s the “main thing” in our lives? </li></ul><ul><li>When/where to do it? </li></ul><ul><li...
Matthew 28:16-17 <ul><li>16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.  </...
Matthew 28:16-17 <ul><li>16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.  </...
The Disciples’ Questions <ul><li>What does He think of me?  Will He accept me again? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I follow Him to...
Matthew 28:18-20 <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and...
What is our  Main Thing ?
What is our  Main Thing ? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in h...
What is our  Main Thing ? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in h...
What is our  Main Thing ? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in h...
What is our  Main Thing ? <ul><li>Baptizing  = Restoring them to God’s family (Healing) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching  = Buil...
When/Where to do it?
When/Where to do it? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven...
When/Where to do it? <ul><li>Going  = “as you go” </li></ul><ul><li>   in all situations  you’re at … </li></ul><ul><li>I...
How to do the Main Thing? <ul><li>Remember  whose mission  it is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Jesus continues HIS mission  </li...
How to do the Main Thing? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in h...
How to do the Main Thing? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying,  “All authority has been given to Me in ...
<ul><li>In all situations ,  </li></ul><ul><li>our main thing  is to  make disciples </li></ul><ul><li>with God’s power </...
 
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Matt 28:16-20 The Main Thing

  1. 1. Matthew 28:16-20
  2. 2. <ul><li>The main thing </li></ul><ul><li>is to keep the main thing </li></ul><ul><li>the main thing! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Questions/Distractions in Life <ul><li>Who’s my hero? </li></ul><ul><li>Career choice? Life partner? </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion, perfect wedding, dream house, beautiful car </li></ul><ul><li>How to surviving economic downturn </li></ul><ul><li>How to assure good health at end of life </li></ul><ul><li>Are these the “main thing” in our lives? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Help from Scripture <ul><li>What’s the “main thing” in our lives? </li></ul><ul><li>When/where to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How to do it? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Matthew 28:16-17 <ul><li>16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. </li></ul><ul><li>17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Matthew 28:16-17 <ul><li>16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. </li></ul><ul><li>17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful . </li></ul><ul><li>Doubtful = “distazo” (uncertain, hesitate) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Disciples’ Questions <ul><li>What does He think of me? Will He accept me again? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I follow Him to the end? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this the time He will restore Israel? </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus points them back to the “main thing” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Matthew 28:18-20 <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>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, </li></ul><ul><li>20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is our Main Thing ?
  10. 10. What is our Main Thing ? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>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, </li></ul><ul><li>20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is our Main Thing ? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>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, </li></ul><ul><li>20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is our Main Thing ? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>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, </li></ul><ul><li>20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is our Main Thing ? <ul><li>Baptizing = Restoring them to God’s family (Healing) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching = Building up, Equipping </li></ul><ul><li>The main thing = Make Disciples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipping </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. When/Where to do it?
  15. 15. When/Where to do it? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>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, </li></ul><ul><li>20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. When/Where to do it? <ul><li>Going = “as you go” </li></ul><ul><li> in all situations you’re at … </li></ul><ul><li>In all situations , </li></ul><ul><li>our main thing is to make disciples </li></ul>
  17. 17. How to do the Main Thing? <ul><li>Remember whose mission it is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Jesus continues HIS mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through the Holy Spirit and through His disciples” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember whose power it is </li></ul>
  18. 18. How to do the Main Thing? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>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, </li></ul><ul><li>20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. How to do the Main Thing? <ul><li>18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>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, </li></ul><ul><li>20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>In all situations , </li></ul><ul><li>our main thing is to make disciples </li></ul><ul><li>with God’s power </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>(2 Co 4:18) </li></ul>

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