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Bible Notes

Matthew 28:16-20 – Easter Monday (05.04.21)

Easter Monday
Matthew 28:16-20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising 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.”

If something seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t – or so goes the warning to help us avoid scams. This story, the story of the resurrection, certainly seems too good to be true, even for those who witnessed it. It is no wonder that some doubted, questioning what they saw. But this time it was, and is true, and for those who saw and believed, there was only one thing they could do, the very thing Jesus told them to do – go and tell others, calling others to follow Jesus. And the good news? The resurrected Jesus goes with them by his Spirit.

Father, we too are witnesses of the risen Jesus, sent out with his Spirit to tell the news and make disciples. Today I hear Jesus’ instruction again, and obey.

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