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Great Authority The Great Commission gives marching orders to the apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 16:15-16, 19-20 Luke 24:46-47.

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1 Great Authority The Great Commission gives marching orders to the apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 16:15-16, Luke 24:46-47

2 Christ’s Authority is Universal, Encompassing Everything, Matt. 28:18 Heaven and earth, 1 Cor. 15:25-27 By the Father, Jno. 5:19-23, To rule, Col. 1:16-18 To judge (condemn), Jno. 5:27-30 To save, Acts 4:12 By His word…to everyone, Isa. 2:3; Psa. 110:1-3 Realms Given Expressed Accepted By the Son, 1 Pet. 3:22; Dan. 7:13-14; Heb. 1:5-9; Eph. 1:

3 Christ’s Authority Makes Disciples, Matt. 28:19-20 By teaching, 28:19; Jno. 6:44-45; Rom. 10:17; Eph. 4:20-21; Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 2:1-5 By baptism, 28:19 (“in the name of”) Disciples Disciples Disciples To live, 28:20; Acts 2:42; Rom. 6:4; 2 Tim. 2:2 (Lk. 9:23) 3 Into a relationship with, Gal. 3:27 By the authority of, Acts 2:38; 8:12, 16; 10:48; 19:2-5; 22:16

4 Observe all of Christ’s words All of His words are to be heard today Some dissect the words of Christ: Pre-cross and Post-cross teaching “Jesus revealed no New Testament doctrine during the thirty-three years of the Old Testament age described in MMLJBC.” (Dan Billingsly, 2004) 4 Christ’s Authority is Universally Revealed in His Words, Matt. 28:19-20

5 On Matt. 5:17ff: “…a section that obviously is not part of the new covenant teaching. Jesus teaching Jews, bringing them back to the Law of Moses – and He’s going to be reinforcing exactly what Moses said.” Sam Dawson The Sermon on the Mount, the Law of Moses, and the New Covenant 4/15/90, Sumner WA, emphasis his 5 Christ’s Authority is Universally Revealed in His Words, Matt. 28:19-20

6 On Matt. 5:19: “The new covenant was “not going to be revealed for three more years!” Sam Dawson The Sermon on the Mount, the Law of Moses, and the New Covenant 4/15/90, Sumner WA, emphasis his 6 Christ’s Authority is Universally Revealed in His Words, Matt. 28:19-20

7 Observe all of Christ’s words No difference in the authority of Christ’s words Pre-cross, Matt. 28:20; 17:5; Heb. 2:3 (Matt. 4:17, 23) Post-cross, Acts 1:3-8; Jno. 13:20 Holy Spirit inspiration, Jno. 16:12-15; Mk. 16:19-20 Example: Life of Christ…Sure faith, Lk. 1:1-4 7 Christ’s Authority is Universally Revealed in His Words, Matt. 28:19-20

8 Fellowship with Christ is based on keeping His commands Basis of fellowship with Christ: Apostles’ teaching, 1 Jno. 1:3-4 Keeping His commandments, 1 Jno. 2:3-6 Abide in His teaching, 2 Jno. 9 Assurance of Christ’s presence in our lives, 1 Jno. 5:13 (Eph. 3:17) 8 Christ’s Authority is Universally Revealed in His Words, Matt. 28:19-20

9 - Exclusive Authority- Head of His church Ruler of all men and nations (1 Tim. 6:15) Salvation is only by His power, Acts 4:12 Great Authority Matthew 28:


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