Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)

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The Great Commission is the final moment of the gospel of Matthew before Jesus leaves His desciples. Disciples meet risen Lord at Galilee. They fall down on the ground in reverence, but "some had doubts" (Matt 28:17).

Jesus is reacting on these doubts and assures disciples about his power, while He commissions them for the ministry. His commission is wrapped both from the begining and the end with the assurance about his power: "all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me" (Matt 28:18) and about His presence: "I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Mt 28:20b).