The Commission of the King (Matthew 28:16-20)
October 26, 2014 Speaker: Rev. Dave Dorst, Associate Pastor Series: The King and His Kingdom! - A Series in the Book of Matthew
Topic: Sermons Passage: Matthew 28:16–28:20
This Sunday we come to the very last sermon in the Gospel of Matthew! Almost 100 sermons, I hope you’ve learned a lot and felt a deeper appreciation for Jesus. And the Gospel doesn’t end with a whimper, but with a bang. This week’s passage is one that John MacArthur called “the climax and major focal point not only of this gospel but of the entire New Testament. It is not an exaggeration to say that, in its broadest sense, it is the focal point of all Scripture.”
Since I challenged you to “Come, see, go and tell” last week, this week we’re going to see what going and telling entails. The whole Great Commission (making disciples, baptizing and teaching) sounds like a really great game plan for the pastors, missionaries, and other ministry staff people, doesn’t it? But that’s not something the average, everyday Christian can do, can they? Oh wait… they can?
Has anybody else started listening to Christmas music? I’m already starting to get in the Christmas spirit. And when you look at the announcements, you’ll see many things that we’re planning ahead for Christmas now – the Christmas choir starts practicing soon, Operation Christmas Child boxes need to be filled, plans for being in the Leesburg Christmas Parade (Dec. 13th) are underway, as are the regional Christmas parties on Dec. 7th. Lots of ways to get involved, things that minister to our church, our community and the world!
See you at worship and then at the Fall Festival, possibly my favorite event of the year. -Rev. Dorst