As we finish up our Christology, we must take a good look at the commission of the Christ.
Matthew 28:16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them int the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to hundreds of followers during a span of 40 days. At the end of this time, the disciples saw him ascending into heaven. His final words were words of sending the disciples out. Matthew’s account is what is usually quoted. Let’s look at some of the key things to note: