You’ve probably heard the great commission preached and recited and sung more times that you could ever count. I’ve been a member of missions– and church-planting–minded churches for most of my life, so I’m right there with you.
The passage in question?
The last two verses of Matthew’s gospel. Jesus has just risen from the dead and is having a pow-wow with his disciples. These are his parting words:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19–20)
Most times we hear these words in church, it’s coupled with a call to get off our butts and go make disciples (something I need to hear from time to time).
But there are so many more goodies jam-packed in there! So I made an infographic for OnFaith with 10 #EPIC takeaways from the Great Commission you don’t often hear in church. It’s reposted below. (By the way, you can download this for yourself here.)
This piece first hit the interwebs at the OnFaith blog.