During Mike Horton’s session this past Saturday at our inaugural “Gospel-Centered Life” conference at Coral Ridge, he asked the audience to say the words of the Great Commission from Matthew 28 out loud. As you can imagine, almost everybody said in unison the words, “Go therefore…”. Mike rightly pointed out that the Great Commission actually begins with the words, “All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me” (v. 18). It’s only after Jesus says that, that he says, “Go therefore…” (v.19).
This is a super-important, paradigm shattering observation. To miss it, is to miss the gospel. In fact, if we don’t see it, our entire understanding of the church’s mission will be wrong and weak.
In an article that Mike wrote for Modern Reformation magazine entitled The Great Announcement, he expands on this idea:
Just go. Just do it. “Get ‘er done,” as they say. Reflection slows you down.
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