- Authority as Expertise – Finally, authority can mean “Being an expert” on a specific area of study. Jesus earned the liberty to go into the world with a new Kingdom. Not a kingdom defined by forceful dominance, but a kingdom defined by sovereign love.
- Jesus is an Expert in Love: A gift of self-sacrifice for the ultimate good of another.
- Jesus is an Expert on the Human Heart: He knows exactly how we are designed to operate because he created us. He created us to be creatures of love.
B. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- Disciples are not soldiers who sign up for war, they are ambassadors who are baptized into the love of God. Father, Son, Holy Spirit; the love that exists within the Trinitarian Godhead.
C. Teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;
- What did God command? Love