The Last Words of Jesus
Would you turn please to Matthew chapter 28. And in a few moments we're going to read the last three verses in that wonderful chapter. But let me ask you a question before we read those verses. I want you to use your imagination. I ''want you to imagine that the death bed of your father or your mother or your wife or husband or perhaps somebody else that you love and respect more than anybody else on the fact of this earth. And I want you to imagine now that they have about 3 or 4 minutes left on this earth and you see their lips move. You notice that there is a look of deep concern on their face. You realize they want to tell you something. Would you listen? Would you bend an ear? Would you want to hear the last word of your loved one? The person that you love and respect and admire so much. Would you heed these words Beyond a doubt you would.
Listen to these words that I'm going to share with you and they are the last words of Jesus before He went to heaven. I want you to listen to these words. Matthew chapter 28, verse And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, All power is given to heaven and in earth, go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you. And lo I am with you always, even to the end of the world.''
These are Jesus' last words before He ascended to heaven. They have been called the Great Commission. But I'm sad to tell you that for many of us they are the great commission. We have failed to do what our Lord told us to do. And as I've said before, to fail to obey Him is not merely to neglect a blessing, it is the sin of high treason against heaven's king. And I want to continue the thought that I had this morn that every Christian is to be a missionary And I want us to look here at the marching orders of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and basically I pr ...
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