Matthew 28.18 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.19 Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
This famous passage is known as the Great Commission, spoken by Jesus just before he was taken up into heaven following his resurrection from the dead. It was one of his last commands to his disciples, and it captured the assignment he gave to them as to how they were to continue to carry out the ministry of Christ after he departed for heaven.
It is therefore incumbent upon us as those who seek to follow Christ to obey him, and to obey everything he commanded his disciples. We must pay attention to what Jesus taught his disciples to do, both implicitly and explicitly, and seek not only to do it, but to teach others to do it as well.