All Authority to King Jesus
Jesus, our victorious and resurrected King has been given all authority in heaven and earth (1 Cor 15:27; Rom 14:9). This is the basis of discipleship. Christ followers have been commissioned and sent out with spiritual authority to preach, heal the sick, cast out demons (Matt 10:8). Believers are to walk out in God confidence in the spiritual authority in Christ.
The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is not the Great Suggestion or worse yet the Great Omission. Every Christ follower has been called to make disciples. There is no Plan B—there is no other way people can be saved except through hearing the word of Christ (Rom 10:9) as people are sent. This series will focus on an outward, life-on-life relationship of making disciples as a lifestyle. The thrust of the Great Commission is making disciples (imperative verb) and the rest of the action words (adverbial participles of manner) answer how we are to make disciples i.e. by GOing out to where the lost are at, BAPTIZING people into the triune God and TEACHING people to obey.