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Daily Devotions – All Authority… to Jesus?

 

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Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV)
The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped 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, baptizing 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.”

 

Remember that baby who was born into a scandal? That little baby who was raised by a man that was not his father? The same boy who became a political refugee? That boy is the savior of the world! That boy is the one who has all the “authority in heaven and on earth”. That is who we place our trust in. That is also why some standing there on the mountain doubted him. Doubting is not entirely bad. How can I say that? Because even those worshiping the risen Jesus had doubts. Maybe you do not doubt, but maybe someone you know does. Like Joseph, faith is not always having the answers and knowing exactly what God is up to. Faith is believing that God is good and that he loves us. Let’s take that message to the nations!