Apr 3, 2014

The Great Ordinary Commission

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Here's an excerpt from The Great Ordinary Commission, Burk Parsons' contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

"When I teach on the Great Commission, I often begin by asking my students, "What is Jesus' primary emphasis in the Great Commission?" Typically, most students reply, "evangelism." I then ask them to read the Great Commission from Matthew 28:18–20, after which I ask my question a second time. The students quickly see that although the Great Commission includes a call to evangelism, it doesn't actually contain the word evangelism. What the students observe through more careful study of the Great Commission is that Jesus' primary emphasis is on making disciples."

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