"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
Matthew's Gospel ends with these words spoken by Jesus Christ.
As disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have been authorised by Him to make disciples of all the nations, not just our own nation, nor just the safe nations, but of all the nations. This mission of disciples making disciples for Jesus is the mandate given to all the church by the risen Lord Jesus. Our mission continues to the very end of the age, when Jesus personally returns.
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We have the confidence to make disciples of all the nations because all authority has been given to Jesus and Jesus is still with us through His Holy Spirit.
Fact: In 2017 there are over 2 billion people on earth considered unreached. They will never hear the gospel unless someone goes to them, learns their language and speaks and embodies the gospel.