In this sermon clip, Pastor Sheffer reads a prophecy in Psalm 2. and it promise of a coming messiah, relating it to the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 where Jesus uses language that shows the prophecy being fulfilled. The prophecy in Psalm 2 describes a coming Messiah, who is given authority by God to rule over the nations, symbolizing God’s plan to redeem the nations through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sheffer emphasizes the universal scope of Jesus’ authority, both in heaven and on earth, as a foundation for the Great Commission. This authority underpins the mission to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey Jesus’ teachings.
The central message is that the Great Commission is integral to God’s plan for redeeming humanity, encompassing every nation and people group. This mission involves not only spreading the Gospel but also teaching new disciples to observe and follow the teachings of Jesus, indicating a transformation of life and society in line with Christian values and beliefs. The promise of Jesus’ continual presence “to the end of the age” offers assurance and encouragement in this global task.