ALL and the Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20 NLT – Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. [19] Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. [20] 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.”

When we look at the Great Commission we see there are five “ALLs” in this passage.

1. ALL authority is heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus

2. The great commission to go and make disciples of ALL nations

3. Baptise the new disciples in the name of ALL of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit

4. We are to teach new disciples ALL the commands Jesus gave us

5. Jesus promises to be with us ALL-ways

I like the way the Great Commision has bookends. Jesus starts by telling us He has ALL authority and He finishes with He will be with us ALL-ways.

In between that He tells us what we need to do – go to ALL nations to make disciples, baptize them and teach them ALL of what Jesus commanded.

For me seeing the five ALLs helps me to remember what I need to do as a Christian and it keeps the Great Commision in the forefront of my mind.

Blessings,
Dave