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The Great CO-Mission Discipling the Nations Christ Announces His Reign
Part 4 The Primary Mandate – Disciple Nations Session 4.17 The GREAT CO-Mission Overview Session 4.18 Christ Announces His Reign Session 4.19 Reawakening the Cultural Mandate in the Great Commission Session 4.20 The Task Is for All Christians - Where They Are Deployed Session 4.21 The Primary Task - Make Disciples of All Nations!
The Text Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew 28: 18
Outline The Setting of the Great Commission From Lamb to Lion The Rule of God on Earth/ KOG Concurrently Building Kingdoms – High Tide at Midnight! The Three Dimensions of the Great Commission
The Setting of the Great Commission
Two Settings Read and identify the two settings of the Great Commission: –Matthew 28: –Matthew 26: (42) –Colossians 1: 15 –Matthew 28: 5-6
The Earthly Setting – The Galilee
The Cosmic Setting – The Victor
The Victor Written by Jamie Owens Collins Performed by Keith Green
From Lamb to Lion The Suffering Servant is now the Conquering King
Revelation 5: Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” 6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders.
The Throne of David Read the following texts. What do they reveal about Christ? –Set # 1: Psalm 2: 6-7; Isaiah 9: 6-7; 45: –Set # 2: Matt. 1: 1, 17; Luke 1: 32-33; Eph. 1: 22 –Set # 3: Philippians 2: 5-11; Revelation 17: 14; 19: 11-16
The Summons to Galilee is the invitation to Christ’s Coronation
The Crown of Christ
The Rule of God on Earth “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew 28: 18
Then Jesus Said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Questions: 1) Of what is Christ the king? 2) What are the implications of this for us?
Are you the king? Read John 18: Questions: –What is Pilate’s question? –How did Jesus respond? –Why did Jesus come into the world? –Is Christ’s kingdom from this world?
The Kingdom for the World Jesus: “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” John 18: 36 N.T. Wright: “It’s quite clear in the text that Jesus’ kingdom doesn’t start with this world. It isn’t a worldly kingdom, but it is for this world. It’s from somewhere else, but it’s for this world.”
Jesus’ kingdom is already established in heaven! Now he will begin to establish his kingdom on earth.
The Lord’s Prayer ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ Matthew 6: 9-13
As Jesus Announces His Reign He gives marching orders to his ambassadors He establishes the charter of his kingdom
One and Many Trinitarian Social Order From every nation to every nation One kingdom: many nations and ethnic groups Communion
The Scope of God’s Agenda Read the following texts and describe the scope of God’s agenda. –Genesis 1: –Genesis12: 2-3 –John 3: –Colossians 1: 20
The Five Essentials of a Kingdom A king who rules Subjects – those over whom the king rules A realm or territory over which the king rules Laws and Ordinances – “order” of the kingdom The embassy of the king – the envoys who represent the order of the kingdom
God’s Holy Ordinances “One desire has been the ruling passion of my life…. That is in spite of all worldly opposition, God’s Holy ordinances shall be established again in the home, in the school, and in the State for the good of the people: to chisel as it were into the conscience of the nation the ordinances of the Lord….” Abraham Kuyper Prime Minister, Holland
Freedom Is the Product of Order In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
Concurrently Building Kingdoms High Tide at Midnight
Concurrently Building Kingdoms Read the following texts and describe what they reveal about the conflicting kingdoms. –Set # 1: Matthew 24: 6-8; Revelation 6: 1-8 –Set # 2 Hebrews 11: 10, 13-16; 12: –Set # 3: Malachi 3: 2-4; Matthew 3: 12; 13: 24-26,30; 1 Corinthians 3: 12-13
The Wheat and the Tares
High Tide at Midnight!
The Sacking of Carthage "All earthly cities are vulnerable. Men build them and men destroy them. At the same time there is the City of God which men did not build and cannot destroy and which is everlasting." Augustine, A.D. 410
A Growing Kingdom Read the following texts. What do they reveal about the kingdom of God? Set # 1: Daniel 2: 35,44-45; 7: 27 Set # 2: Isaiah 9: 6-7; Matt. 16: 18; 28: 20; 1 Cor. 15: 25-27; Rev. 11: 15 Set # 3: Matthew 13: 31-33
The Three Dimensions of the Great Commission
The Three Dimensions Read the following verses and describe each dimension of the Great Commission. –Acts 1: 8 –Matthew 28: 19 –Mark 16: 15
GEO-GRAPHIC –Acts 1: 8 – The Breadth: Jerusalem Judea Samaria Ends of Earth DEMO-GRAPHIC –Matt. 28: 19 – The Depth: All ethnos (nations or “people groups”) – penetrate culture KTIZO-GRAPHIC* –Mark 16: 15 – The Scope: All Creation * KTIZOGRAPHIC is a construct of two Greek words: KTIZO, the root for KTISIS, meaning creature or creation & GRAPHO, meaning to describe or delineate. The Great Commission
Three Dimensions of the Great Commission on earth as it is in heaven DEMOGRAPHIC GEOGRAPHIC Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done KTIZOGRAPHIC