Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
"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 commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
This is an amazing moment in history . . . the creator who became the savior is now being the commissioner! Jesus sends his disciples to make more disciples, with the proclamation “Go!” They knew what to do because they had just spent three years being discipled. Making disciples means calling people out of their old lives to follow Jesus. It means entering into “life-together” fellowship with others who are saying, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” It means introducing others to the power and presence of the Holy Spirit so they too can be commissioned to make disciples. Jesus did not send his disciples to make “believers.” He commissioned them to make disciples of all the nations. God is calling us all to be passionate disciples on mission with Jesus.