DEVOTION – DAY 27
Matthew 28: 16-20
Jesus’ friends the disciples, remembered that during their last supper together Jesus said, “After I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee” (Matthew 26:32). However, it was frightening to think that those who killed Jesus might kill them too. Should they go? Would it be worth it to travel all the way to Galilee if Jesus was not alive? Then after the women returned from the tomb, they told the disciples that Jesus was alive and that He said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee: there they will see me” (Matthew 28:10).
There was new hope in the disciples’ hearts as they set off for the long journey to Galilee. It took several days to get there, but every step of the journey meant they were closer to seeing Jesus once again. When they reached the mountain and saw Jesus, nothing else in life mattered. They knew He was God and fell down to worship the only One worthy of honor and praise.
The disciples listened closely to every word as Jesus told them what to do next. Jesus said they were to go and help other people to become disciples of Jesus. What is a disciple? A disciple is a person who believes Jesus is the Son of God. A disciple trusts in the work of Jesus to forgive his or her sin. A disciple is made spiritually alive because Jesus has given His Spirit to live within them. By the power of Jesus’ Spirit within them, a disciple can obey God and say “no” to sin. A disciple becomes Jesus’ friend. A disciple makes other disciples by teaching people how to love and obey Jesus.
Jesus wants His friends to go and make other disciples
- Where did the disciples meet Jesus?
- What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?
- What command did Jesus give to every disciple?
Acts 2: 36-39—week 4
Discuss v.39 “For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off”