After his resurrection, Jesus met his disciples on a mountain. When he appeared our Lord declared that all authority in heaven and earth were now given to him. He commanded them to therefore go and make disciples of all nations. Christ our King calls all of us to evangelize, equip, and empower new generations of Christians. The Great Commission provides an overall outline for the Church’s threefold witness in the world to make disciples. The Church gives witness by going and making disciples (evangelizing the lost in the world), by baptizing (incorporating new believers into the assembly of believers), and by teaching (instructing disciples to do everything Jesus commands and so grow to maturity in him).
In the person of the Holy Spirit, God is with us. If he is with, then the Father and the Son are with us. Indeed, in John 14.23 Jesus tells his disciples that he and the Father make their home in us. The Triune God, creator and ruler of all things, lives with us. He will not abandon or forsake us.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, it is our greatest honor and joy that you are with us.
As those created in the image of the divine King, humanity was to spread and reflect his glorious reign by subduing and ruling the entire earth (Gen 1:28-28). . . . To subdue the earth was to extend God’s garden sanctuary throughout the earth and thus prepare the way for the presence of Yahweh to permeate the world entirely.
~ Uche Anizor and Hank Voss, Representing Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016. pp. 29-30.
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