The great commission directs believers in every age, but when seen also as doctrine, its full richness springs into view, including the Trinity in salvation, the authority of the Word over reason and experience, the true nature of Christian liberty, and the Lord’s presence.
Many Bible-believing Christians, sadly, do not seem to have realised that each one has a personal commission. They think of themselves in a very humble way as recipients of the grace of God, but not as having received a special call to the service of Christ.
Hymn 436 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship. JESUS, commissioned from above, Descends to us below, And shows from Whom the springs of love In endless mercy flow. He, Whom the boundless Heaven adores, Whom angels long to see, Departed from those blissful shores, Ambassador to me! To me, who never … Continued
We are ‘present’ at Paul’s last briefing of Timothy, a key minister, who receives a solemn charge for his life’s work. And yet these words apply to all truly committed believers, for all witness, and uphold the ministry. Here are the ten vital commands.
Paul tells how God dealt directly with him, revealing the Gospel of faith – not works – and making him an apostle. His stand for truth (then against ‘Judaizers’) must be copied today. Here, also, is what it means to have Christ revealed in us.