Series: StandAlone

January 02, 2022
Caleb Virden

Episode Notes

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded
you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

It’s called the Great Commission not the Great Suggestion.

The word commission means:an instruction, command, or duty given.
As Christians we are called to go.
Our message is the Gospel.
We spread the gospel through the way we love.

What’s the purpose?
For every individual on the planet to have an encounter with Jesus.
Loving God creates a love for his creation

Acts 8:54-58 ESV
54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were
furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the
Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and
Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I

see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand
of God.”
57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their
voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and
began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at
the feet of a young man named Saul.

Acts 9:1-8 ESV
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats
against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and
asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if
he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or
women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he
neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven
flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say
to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get
up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard
the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the
ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So
they led him by the hand into Damascus.

Acts 9:15-19 ESV
15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen
instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings
and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must
suffer for my name.”
-(Side note that is you! God wants to use you as His chosen
17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his
hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who
appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent
me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and
he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after
taking some food, he regained his strength.

Encounter in others relies on obedience in you.

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