JESUS DECLARES THE PLAN, the PROMISE and the COMMAND
· “I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
· “Go make disciples of all nations (ethnos), baptizing them…teaching them” (Matthew 28:19).
· “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
There could not have been a more solid foundation for Paul to build his strategy on. He pushed forward in this confidence, as we will see tomorrow. We will have the same confidence if we have the same foundation!