Ep 228 | The Great Commission

The Great Commission
Bible Story Podcast
Ep 228 | The Great Commission

Ep 228 | The Great Commission

We look at the story of Jesus being taken to heaven and giving instructions to his disciples. We have a couple of choices to wrestle with.


Matthew 28:18-20 NLT

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Acts of the Apostles 1:6-11 NLT

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”


  1. Name one thing you could do to be better connected with the Holy Spirit.
  2. What part or parts of Jesus’ story do you need to learn more about?
  3. Who should you share Jesus’ story with? Be specific and create a short list of names.
Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.