• How do you carry out discipleship and evangelism in your church? Question and Answer

    Matthew 28:18-20

    First of all, we are an unapologetically preaching and teaching church. That is the starting place for us, and it’s key to the disciple-making process. The Great Commission teaches us that we are to go and make disciples of all the nations, then mark them as disciples by baptizing them, and then after that, it’s just one long process of “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:18–20). There are a lot of things that churches get involved in to draw crowds, but to make disciples there must be a heavy emphasis on teaching the Word … View Resource

  • What is the Great Commission, and what can we gain from Ligonier’s teaching series on this subject? Question and Answer

    Matthew 28:18-20

    PARSONS: In our study of Romans at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, I took some time to look at the mission of God in Scripture. The mission of God is something I could spend the rest of my life studying because I can’t read a page of Scripture without seeing it. There is so much there when you look at the Great Commission and how it ties together so much of what we see from Genesis, from God’s promise to Abraham, and so on. Of course, I deal with some of that in the series on the Great Commission. I dealt … View Resource

  • Should all Christians pursue missions? Question and Answer

    Matthew 28:18-20

    It is good to hear that there are young people out there pursuing missions because that’s a pursuit the Lord has placed upon the church. We all are responsible for the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18–20). Whether one is actually going as a missionary or contributing to that endeavor, all of us are responsible to fulfill the Great Commission because Christ is Lord. Because He is Lord, we have to do what He commands us to do. So I would encourage all Christians, not just young people, to make a priority of missions. This … View Resource

  • Why has the church lost its appreciation for the Sabbath? Question and Answer

    Matthew 28:20

    I think one of the temptations of American evangelical Christianity—borne out of something fundamentally good, namely our desire to see the church revived and our desire to see the church involved in evangelism and missions—has gotten persuaded, in our time particularly, that the way to advance evangelism is to pursue minimalist Christianity. “What is the absolute least we need to know and believe and require of people to make them Christians?” I understand the motive behind that. In some ways you can say the motive is praiseworthy. But it’s a fundamental betrayal of the Great Commission. The Great Commission was … View Resource