Today’s lectionary selection in Matthew 28: 16-20 reveals a “good-bye” and important instructions still relevant today. Jesus’ words are critical because he wanted to instill guidance about what his followers were supposed to be doing after his imminent departure. What did Jesus tell his eleven followers about their mission going forward? Those who had gathered for Jesus’ parting words were told to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . .” (Matthew 28:19a). This magnificent statement is also known as the great commission, which is what we’re supposed to be sharing with the world. Jesus emphasized this missionary aspect of the gospel whichRead More →