The Great Commission and the Means of Grace

When people think of the Great Commission they tend to think of bringing the gospel to unbelievers.  And that certainly is part of what Jesus is commanding his people to do.  However, main command of the Great Commission is to make disciples and that involves the nurture of believers as well as the conversion of the lost.  The primary instruments that Jesus has given to the church for the fulfillment of the Great Commission are the Word of God, the Sacraments and Prayer.  This sermon considers the centrality of the Word of God (especially preaching) and the Sacraments in the process of making disciples.

Read  Acts 2:37-47;
1 Corinthians 1:18-25