Dear Brothers:


Thank you for a very productive time of discussion Weds. regarding our study of Matt. 27:33-66.  We conclude our study of Matthew 14-28 next Weds., 5/31 with a focus on Matt. 28:16-20.  Here we see Jesus giving His disciples their marching orders.


Here are some questions to consider:

<![if !supportLists]>1.    <![endif]>In one of His post-resurrection appearances, why does Jesus instruct the women to tell His disciples to go to Galilee (28:1)?  Why Galilee?

<![if !supportLists]>2.    <![endif]>Why does Matthew omit recording the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus found in the other three Gospel accounts except for His appearance on a mountain in Galilee?

<![if !supportLists]>3.    <![endif]>Why do some of the disciples “doubt” in 28:17?

<![if !supportLists]>4.    <![endif]>Is it possible to both worship and doubt (28:17)?

<![if !supportLists]>5.    <![endif]>Why does Jesus begin His instruction to His disciples with a statement about His authority (28:18)?

<![if !supportLists]>6.    <![endif]>How are Matt. 26:64 and 28:18 connected?

<![if !supportLists]>7.    <![endif]>In what way(s) has Jesus’ authority changed since His resurrection?

<![if !supportLists]>8.    <![endif]>From where and to where is Jesus instructing His disciples to “Go” (28:19)?

<![if !supportLists]>9.    <![endif]>What does it mean to “make disciples” as instructed by Jesus in 28:19?

<![if !supportLists]>10.  <![endif]>Does Jesus tell His disciples how to make disciples?

<![if !supportLists]>11.  <![endif]>What does “baptizing them” mean (28:19)?

<![if !supportLists]>12.  <![endif]>What exactly is Jesus telling His disciples to “teach” (28:19)?

<![if !supportLists]>13.  <![endif]>What is the significance of the last thing Jesus tells us in Matthew’s Gospel – “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (28:20).



Blessings, Greg