When the end of the age comes, how exactly will Christians and churches, and namely leaders of those churches, be assessed by the Lord Jesus Christ in terms of their faithfulness? A clear answer is that Christ’s assessment of our lives will be based on faithfulness to the Great Commission in Matt. 28:18-20.  This commission is grounded on his authority, intended to secure committed followers and empowered by his presence. One of the key evidences, then, of being a disciple of Christ is to be involved in the process of making other disciples of Christ.  Furthermore, if you are in Christ, how amazing is it to be included in this chain of discipleship that began right here in Matt. 28!

So may we be faithful to what the Risen Lord instructed all his disciples to do!