Jesus–The Commissioner

May 12, 2019 Max Frazier Series: The Thread of Redemption

Jesus gave His disciples three commands that, when enacted upon consistently and faithfully, would enable them to minister effectively. The first command was “to love one another” (John 13:34-35). This would be a selfless and sacrificial love, a love shown through Jesus Himself. It would be a difficult command to follow, yet Jesus would provide an avenue in which the disciples could be trained to show that love. The second command was “to be unified” (John 17:20-23). Again, this would be a difficult one to follow. It would cause them to focus upon what their one main purpose would be. Jesus did not call them to unanimity, but to unity. The final command was “to go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:16-20). Just as they had followed Jesus, so now they were called to train others to follow Him as well.