His words recall for matthews community and readers what the gospel has intended from its beginningthe promise that, in this jesus, god is indeed emmanuel god with us and abides with gods faithful people. All of matthews gospel account culminates in this short passage. Matthew 28 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. It is often called the great commission because it is jesus final command which encompasses all of his other commands. Thats why this scene is called the great commission, as the disciples are now entrusted with jesus own work. Circumstances have provided lengthy opportunities to deepen my thinking about death. Firstly, the great commission introduces new themes and motifs into the gospel. It is generally acknowledged that the great commission at the end of matthews gospel is a dramatic and tting end to the evangelists narrative. The great commission, part ii the sovereignty of god. The next two sections will attempt to place the great commission in the context of the gospel of matthew and the rest of scripture. Readers today often interpret this passage as a directive to evangelize others. Jesus claims all authority in heaven and on earth and then commissions his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the father and the son. And so matthew is emphasizing for us here the gentile mission, even in this last picture that he gives of the church. This research report is a commentary on matthew 28.
The great commission the various gospels emphasize different aspects of this great commission. Unusually the material not from mark most closely matches the gospel of john, unlike the rest of the gospel where nonmarkan material is often matched in luke. Narrative lectionary podcast on readings for april 12, 2015. And they came and held him by the feethow truly womanly. Study the bible online using commentary on matthew 28 and more. The great commission of matthew 28 1 usually when i do evangelism training i have a time when i discuss the great commission as we find it in matthew 28. This thesis investigates the meaning that the great commission pericope, matthew 28. Jesus said to his disciples in galilee all authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
This includes the whole design of christs commission. Reflections on jesus great commission found at the end of matthew 28. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesthe gospel of. The great commission, part iv the great commission. When he was the pastor of the methodist church in scarborough, william sangster had an eccentric member who tried to be a zealous christian.
Read matthew 28 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. So reads what is commonly called the great commission, as presented in matthews gospel record. After reading the verses, i explain to them that the greek language in which the new. The great commission first presbyterian church, jackson. Then if you look at the second half of verse 16, matthew, youll note, specifically mentions a mountain. In the sixteenth century, the great commission jesus gave his disciples was interpreted by the reformers as applicable only for the first century. Directed to return to galilee where jesus would meet up with them, the disciples followed yet again, not knowing what they would encounter. Even in the acts period the lord jesus commanded the eleven and said, ye shall be witnesses unto me both in jerusalem, and in all judea, and in samaria, and unto the uttermost. Luke 10 verse 25 37 and matthew 25 verse 31 end the bible says in matthew 28 verse 1920, the go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptising in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy ghost. If i knew my time to go on to heaven was near through illness or indication of age, what statement would i leave with those i loved most. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. Matthew 28 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Go ye therefore, and teach greek, disciple, or make disciples of, or, as dr. He has that authority because he has risen from the dead.
Brian kirk first christian church disciples of christ, st. Ridderbos, matthew, bible students commentary grand. The great commission of matthew 28 1 mission issues. Some scholars thus believe that the authors of matthew. And surely i am with you always, to the very end of the age. Announced by both an angel and jesus after his resurrection mt 28. I talked about jesus to my friends and classmates on campus, and i talked about him to. He made me a watchman upon a city wall, and if i am a christian, i am the least of all. An exposition of all the books of the old and new testament. The great commission, part ii the sovereignty of god and.
This morning i not only want to explain the text, but share my heart on this matter as well. Then jesus came to them and said, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything i have commanded you. The watch go into the city, and report to the chief priests what had taken place, matthew 28. These quotes address several questions about the great commission. The great commission the surpassing magnificence of this grand conclusion to matthew s gospel is unrivaled by anything even from the sacred pages of inspiration. This great commission, as the saints of all ages have consented to call it, constitutes the marching orders of. Now neither matthew 26, verse 32, nor matthew 28, verse 7, nor matthew 28, verse 10 mention a mountain in galilee. What does the great commission have to do with the trinity. His words recall for matthew s community and readers what the gospel has intended from its beginning the promise that, in this jesus, god is indeed emmanuel god with us and abides with gods faithful people. It is often called the great commission because it is jesus final command which encompasses all. And behold, i am with you always, to the end of the age. The gospel of matthew ends with jesus meeting with his apostles in galilee. The great commission the surpassing magnificence of this grand conclusion to matthews gospel is unrivaled by anything even from the sacred pages of inspiration.
To answer the question, let us turn to the passage in matthew 28. As with the rest of matthew it seems clear that matthew is adapting what appears in mark. Joseph, mo june 15, 2014 lets be honest with each other for a minute. He gives them a commission to preach the gospel throughout the earth. The great commission sermon by dennis davidson, matthew 28. Christ meets the eleven disciples in a mountain of galilee, matthew 28. As we consider this passage carefully, we will discover three things that we need to do in order to fulfill the great commission. The great commission sermon by don jones, matthew 28. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all that i have commanded you.
This passage i read from matthew today is a really tough. Galilee was where it all began and galilee, it seems, would. The great commission is jesus command to go into all the world, make disciples, baptize them in the name of the trinity, and teach them to obey everything he commanded. The resurrection of christ declared by an angel to the two marys at the sepulchre, matthew 28. An angel of the lord had rolled away the stone and sat upon it st. This is not the first time that jesus includes gentiles in his ministry. Notes for matthew chapter 28 page 2 of 6 verses 24. As a college student, i spent a lot of time evangelizing. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, jesus met them, saying, all hail. 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, and teaching them to obey everything. This message on matthew 28 was preached at littleton bible chapel on june 1, 2014. Matthew 28 niv jesus has risen after the sabbath, at.
Now the great commission formalizes ministry to those outside the jewish nation. Making disciples of gentiles in the book of matthew. Are we fulfilling the great commission that jesus gave to us. Then the eleven disciples went to galilee, to the mountain where jesus had. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
The resurrection announced to the women matthew 28. Matthew 28 commentary ironsides notes on selected books. They go, and are met by christ himself who promises to meet the disciples in galilee, matthew 28. On the first day of the first week god commanded the light to shine out of darkness. This great commission, as the saints of all ages have consented to call it, constitutes the marching orders of his church for a day and to all eternity. On the sixth day, man was commissioned by god to fill and subdue the earth, and to rule over the creatures gen. They are commissioned to announce this to the disciples, matthew 28.
And that great commission to share the news of gods love in word and deed and to invite those who receive it to be fellow followers and coworkers continues today. The great commission, part ii the sovereignty of god and the great commission matthew 28. Matthew 28 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely. Matthew 28 the great commission how to discover the truth. The great commission is clearly for matthew the climax and conclusion of the gospel. Study bibles and the great commission by john macarthur. Matthew 28 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Luke limits jesus resurrection appearances to jerusalem and emphasizes repentance and forgiveness of sins luke 24. Unfortunately, the man was mentally deficient and usually did the wrong thing. Jesus has absolute authority to commission his disciples. The great commission in matthew in the above section it was briefly noted that the great commission has all too often been divorced from the rest of the gospel of matthew. Sermon go tell it on the mountain matthew 28 great. Baptizing and teaching are the two great branches of that general design. Coleman, the lifestyle of the great commission, in telling.
Go tell it on the mountain, our jesus christ is born. Matthew 28 commentary william barclays daily study bible. In the foregoing chapters, we saw the captain of our salvation engaged with the powers of darkness, attacked by them, and vigorously attacking them. Matthew 28 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. Properly conceived as grounded in gods own kingship, the great commission begins before humanitys fall away from communion with god. The great commission to evangelize the world is not given as a whole in any of the. All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.206 493 1248 501 843 397 289 1267 313 276 46 1072 481 940 907 495 886 717 807 426 1025 349 938 40 98 877 856 474 871 1208 277 1344 735 550