I never noticed before as Jesus met his disciples on the mountain, it says some doubted. I wonder if that ia a reference to Thomas or were there more than just him.
This is really Chapter 28. Some things stood out to me that I had not placed much emphasis on before about the great commission. First thing Jesus told the disciples was “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Much has been said on going out and making disciples and baptizing and what that entails. What stood out to me this time was some other things. First was that all authority on heaven and earth had been given to Christ. This is the reason we are supposed to do it. Second is a promise. Christ says I am with you always. This is the one I forget most often. In making disciples, doing my walk, teaching others about Christ it becomes my doing it not God doing it. It becomes my effort. I forget that God is there. The teaching is for the others to observe that which God has commanded me, not observe that which I interpret as God’s teachings. When I do the interpreting I am no different than the Jewish leaders of the time which made up man’s proclamations and laws and put their keeping on the people. Was not this discussed in the chapters on the woes.
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