Matthew 28 Devotional Commentary

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Matthew 28:6

It is a fact of history that Christ is risen from the dead. The four Gospel writers each gave eyewitness accounts of the resurrection. They did not outline great theological arguments or seek to justify what they were saying with persuasive words. They simply reported facts that were observed by the various people who were there.

The pivotal Person in Scriptures is Christ and the crucial fact of Scripture is His resurrection read more...

Matthew 28:7

The tsunami of events that had taken place over the previous week must have left the disciples shocked and confused. Only a few days earlier, Jesus had ridden into Jerusalem on a donkey, where He was hailed as the Messiah Who had come in the name of the Lord, as palm branches were strewn in His path.

However, the euphoria they witnessed

Matthew 28:18

Christ fulfilled the righteousness of the Law, which qualified Him to pay the price for our sins on the Cross. His death, burial, and Resurrection conquered sin and Satan. His death, burial, and Resurrection broke the power of sin and death forever in the lives of all who would believe on His name. And as a result, God gave Him all authority in heaven and on earth.

Because of His sacrificial death and glorious Resurrection, God read more...

Matthew 28:19

Just before His Ascension, the Lord gave the Church their great commission to go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But discipleship is not synonymous with becoming a Christian. True discipleship can only happen after salvation, for a disciple is one that learns of Christ and keeps on learning of Him.

The commission Christ gave was to make disciples

Matthew 28:20

Just before ascending to the Father in heaven, the Lord Jesus commissioned His followers to go and make disciples of all the nations, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever He had commanded them, and then He made the most astonishing claim: "And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

The Lord Jesus promised to be with His disciples for ever and for always. He promised to be read more...