Jesus gives the great commission
Jesus appeared to the eleven in Galilee and commissioned them to make disciples of all nations.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Great Commission, The
GREAT COMMISSION, THE. The pericope specifically known as “the Great Commission” is Matt 28:18–20, but the post-Resurrection narratives in the Gospels and Acts record other directives (Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47–49; John 20:21–23; Acts 1:8) as well that the risen Lord gave His church (Matt 16:18) to obey
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Commission, Great
COMMISSION, GREAT. The post-resurrection command of Jesus Christ to his disciples as recorded in Mt 28:19–20; Mk 16:15–18; Lk 24:46–49; Jn 20:21–23; and Acts 1:4–5, 8.Its integrity. The authenticity and genuineness of the Great Commission passages, especially as found in Matthew and Mark, have been
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Commission, Great
Commission, GreatThe risen Jesus’ charge to his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:18–20). This task of drawing Gentiles as well as Jews into Christian discipleship involves baptizing them and instructing them in Jesus’ teachings. The command is undergirded by Jesus’ assertion
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Commission, Great
Commission, Great. *Jesus’ command that his followers “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:18–20), meaning to present the gospel to Gentiles as well as Jews. In view of the reluctance to admit Gentiles even as early as Paul’s ministry, as well as the use of the trinitarian formula (v. 19), it
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Commission, Great
Commission, Great. The common designation of Jesus’ words to the disciples after his resurrection: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GREAT COMMISSION. The closing pronouncement in the Gospel of Matthew (28:18–20). This is but one post-resurrection directive found in the NT (see also Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47–49; John 20:21–23; Acts 1:8). Its significance in Matthew marks the shift from the ministry of Jesus to the ministry of the church,
Key passages
Mt 28:16–20

So the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated for them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. …

Mk 16:15–18

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who refuses to believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will expel demons, they will speak …

See also
Important Things
Topics & Themes