GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 4

Implications of the Study Now that the grammatical and syntactical analysis of the key components of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19–20 is complete and the ambiguity of the participles resolved, attention must turn to the implications of the above study for individual Christians, the 21st-century church, and mission/evangelism organizations. The implications of the above … Continue reading GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 4

GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 3

Relationship of Participles to Imperatives in the Gospel of Matthew: Participles that Follow Imperatives in Matthew If the participle that precedes the imperative in Matthew 28:19–20 adopts the imperatival force of “make disciples,” then it is reasonable to ask if the following two adverbial participles do the same. A search in the Gospel of Matthew … Continue reading GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 3

GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 2

Relationship of Participles to Imperatives in the Gospel of Matthew: Participles that Precede Imperatives in Matthew The best way to discern the function of the participles in the Great Commission is to analyse how participles are used throughout the Gospel of Matthew. Because the three participles are adverbial participles related to the imperative “make disciples,” … Continue reading GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 2

GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 1

Introduction to the Issue The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18–20 is one of the most beloved and well-known passages of the Bible for Christians. Further, it is one of the most frequently preached passages of the Bible and is frequently used as the foundational passage for modern evangelism and missions. For Matthew, the author of … Continue reading GUEST POST: Another Look at the Great Commission, part 1