The Gospel of Matthew, Part 29 – Conclusion
Matt 28:16-20 — The Great Commission
Facts about the Gospel of Matthew
AUTHOR: Matthew, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14)
TIME WRITTEN: Possibly between 58-70 A.D.
POSITION IN THE BIBLE: 50th Book in the Bible 1st Book in the New Testament 1st of 4 books of Biography (Matthew — John) 26 Books to follow it.
“Christ, the Incarnate God, Immanuel, has inaugurated the kingdom of God and the new covenant, which is realized in the true Israel, the Church.” Subthemes include: The fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy The revelation of the kingdom of God A call to discipleship (4:18-22; 8:18-22)
The last meeting with Christ did three things: God — Christ’s authority — Assured his disciples of his power Destroying death by death and his ultimate resurrection prove Jesus’ universal authority in heaven and on earth. Humanity, created beings — Teaching and Observing — He gave them a commission We are called as Christians who are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to baptize in this name. God — The Holy Spirit — He promised them a presence