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20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

 

and lo,

The word “lo” carries the idea of surely. Grammatically it is an injection used to call attention to something important. We need certainty of Christ’s presence in ministry.

I am with you always,

Jesus will be with those who proclaim the Great Commission every step of the way. He had been with the disciples for three years, but His promise was that He would be with them every day in the future.

This promise is not a sedative for blasé Christians but an incentive for us to fulfill the Great Commission.

even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Jesus concluded the Great Commission with a promise that He would continually be with those who carry the message until the end of time; that is, unto the consummation of time.

PRINCIPLE:

The risen Messiah is central to the Great Commission.

APPLICATION:

Jesus commits Himself to be with all those who share the Great Commission until He returns. This means that He will give power to those who preach the gospel. Why should we be timid in sharing our faith if that is so?

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never [the Greek says, “I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever leave you”; five particles] leave you nor forsake you.”

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