Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. ~ Matthew 28:19 (NLT)
Before ascending to heaven, some of Christ’s very last words were that we should go into the whole world with the Gospel, teach the hearers and baptize believers.
Interestingly enough, according to Greek scholars…the emphasis on the command within Matthew 28:18-19 is not solely placed on the word “go,” rather the focus is on the word “teach.” Verse 19 reads more like this in the Greek, “As you are going, teach…”
Jesus knew that the impending persecution upon the church in Jerusalem would present the believers with no other option but to “scatter” throughout the world.
As such, his followers were tasked with the mandate to “teach” what they were taught and had learned about Him & from Him. That mandate is no less true for us today. In fact, the urgency is greater than ever before.
So save the date and plan on joining the Men of Faith Network as Professor Sam Umunna & Evangelist Chris Mikkelson provide much needed insight on how we can tangibly embrace the “Mission Mandate”