Teach, teach, and teach some more

Matthew Bible Background

02.15.2017 – New Testament: Matt 28.19–20

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 28 on February 15, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Jesus taught the apostles many things in three and a half years, but the time arrived for Him to leave them to the work assigned to them. As His last instructions before He went back into heaven, He said,

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen (Matthew 28.19–20). 

He wanted them to go into all nations, making disciples, which happens through teaching, and those who wanted to follow Jesus as well, the apostles would baptize, and then the apostles would teach the new disciples what Jesus had taught, and on it goes. Teaching should never stop, for if it does, humans have a tendency to backpedal to their old ways.


  • Have you received instruction in the life of Christ?
  • Do you ever instruct your fellow-Christians?

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