Jesus has the authority! He has the power! He has instructed us to make disciples… and to baptize them and to teach them to obey the commands of Jesus Christ. Christ has given us power and authority to do these things through Him, but not all things have fallen under our jurisdiction. We are not to judge. We are not to save. May we become effective servants to the responsibilities given to us, by Jesus Christ, to do. May we remember our boundaries and under Whose authority we serve. Call on His power, His knowledge, and His wisdom to accomplish these things… in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Verses: Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”