OUR FOUNDATION IS JESUS
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
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.”
5 REALITIES OF THIS TEXT // C2S2I Model
1. The Command – ‘make disciples’
2. The Context – ‘as you go’
3. The System – ‘baptizing & teaching them to obey’
4. The Scope – ‘panta ta ethne; all people groups’
5. The Influence – Jesus’ power & presence… He will be the guiding force.
*thanks to Todd Engstrom for pointing some of these things out to me. Based on his observations, I was able to clarify my thoughts on this matter. Todd is the Minister of Connections at Austin Stone Community Church.