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Day 5 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: Matthew 28:16-20

Lenten Scripture and Meditation: Day 5, Sunday, March 8, 2014
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Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:16-20

As we move toward the cross during this Lenten season, meditate on the instructions Jesus left us before He ascended back home to His Father.

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. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Even though the Bible doesn't say so, we refer to the above scriptures as the "Great Commission." One of the last commandments Jesus made gave us instruction on what to do after His death. He made it very plain by saying "Go . . . and teach all nations." Whatever we know concerning the birth, life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ we should go and tell others.

For us Christians, the Great Commission is just as important today as when Jesus said it so long ago. We are commissioned to:

  • go and make disciples of all nations;
  • baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit;
  • teach them to obey everything that Jesus has commanded us

If we are afraid to do the above things, Jesus gives us encouragement by saying, "And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Jesus is always with us when we witness for Him.

During this Lenten season, obey the Great Commission by following the instructions Jesus left us.

You are invited to read the scripture and meditation for Day 6 of the Lenten season.

List of Scriptures and Meditations from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.