Matthew 28:18-20 (730)


       A.  The message from Jesus to His apostles was based on His authority.  V18; Philippians
             2:9-11 (868)

       B.  Make disciples, which involved three steps:

            1)  Go and teach-the gospel (Mark16:15).

            2)  Baptize

            3)  Continue to teach.

      C.  This message applies to us.

  I.  Objections often made for not following these instructions from Jesus.

       A.  Objections:

             1.  This isn’t my talent.

             2.  I don’t have the time.

             3.  This is what we pay our minister to do.

             4.  I’m not out-going.

             5.  I don’t want to impose my belief on others.

  II.  What our responses should be.

       A.  Responses with actions

             1.  Pray for opportunities.  Suggestion.  Romans 8:26 (835)

             2.  Look for opportunities.

             3.  Invite people to church.

             4.  Be prepared when opportunities are presented.  1 Peter 3:15 (896)

Conclusion:  Read Matthew 28:18-20 from the Message translation.