Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 24:44-49; Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53

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READ and STUDY the WORD

Jesus Gives The Great Commission

Matthew 28:16-20 (KJV) 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.   17 And when they saw Him, they worshipped Him: but some doubted.  18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 16:15-18 (KJV) 15 And Jesus said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.  17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Questions:

1. When the disciples saw Jesus what did they do (Matthew 28:17)?

2. What did Jesus say was given unto Him (Matthew 28:18)?

3. What did Jesus tell the disciples to do (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-18)?

Answers:

1. When the disciples saw Jesus they worshipped Him, but some doubted.

2. Jesus said to the disciples, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.”

3. Matthew recorded Jesus saying to the disciples, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”  Mark recorded Jesus saying to the disciples, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Jesus Appears To The Disciples In Jerusalem

Luke 24:44-49 (KJV) 44 And Jesus said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning Me.  45 Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  48 And ye are witnesses of these things.  49 And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Questions:

1. What did Jesus say must be fulfilled (Luke 24:44)?

2. What specifically did Jesus say (Luke 24:46-49)?

Answers:

1. Jesus said, all things concerning Him must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets and in the psalms.

2. Jesus specifically said, “Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  And ye are witnesses of these things.  And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”

Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

Mark 16:19-20 (KJV) 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.  20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Luke 24:50-53 (KJV) 50 And Jesus led them out as far as to Bethany, and He lifted up His hands, and blessed them.  51 And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.  52 And they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

Questions:

1. What happened to Jesus after He had spoken to the disciples (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-52a)?

2. Then what did the disciples do (Mark 16:20; Luke 24:52b-53)?

3. With what word did both the above passages end and what do you believe this word means (Mark 16:20; Luke 24:53)?

Answers:

1 .Mark recorded after Jesus spoke to the disciples He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.  Luke recorded Jesus lifted up His hands,  blessed them, was parted from them, was carried up into heaven and they worshipped Him.

2. Mark recorded the disciples went forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following.  Luke recorded the disciples  returned to Jerusalem with great joy, continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.

3. The above passages ended with AMEN.  

HEAR the WORD

AMEN. 

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder the word “AMEN.”  My research concerning the word “AMEN” online: to confirm; to support, to uphold; to be established, to be faithful. My thought: Long ago I heard the meaning “so be it” and I like that the best.

MEMORIZE the WORD

What a great word to use.  Any time you agree with something just say AMEN.

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Most days we probably have many opportunities to use the word AMEN.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

Encourage others to use the word any time they agree with something important that is said.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I pray we will go and teach all nations about You (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15, 20).  Lord, I pray we will teach others to observe all things (Matthew 28:20a).  Lord, I pray we will always remember you will be with us even unto the end of the world (Matthew 28:20b). Lord, pray we will help others to understand repentance and remission of sins (Luke 24:47). Lord, I pray we will welcome the Holy Spirit into our life (Luke 24:49). Lord, I pray we will continually praise and bless You (Luke 24:53).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I do all that we are called to do.” <>< Dona