We often forget the people described in the Bible were real. Can I add, especially Jesus? We read of Jesus’ triumphant victory over death and the grave in each gospel and His instructions to His disciples before He ascends to the Father. CAIN’s song “The Commission” beautifully portrays this transition reminding us how precious His disciples are to Him.
May we explore the “end” of each gospel with a renewed sense of Christ’s humanity, never taking our eyes off of His authority and divinity.
In this episode, I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Share with friend
- How the “helps” in our Bible might actually distract us more than help us
- Glenn Paauw quote, “We have made it hard for people to just flat out read the Bible…” – DesiringGod.org Interview
- “Saving the Bible from Ourselves: Learning to Read and Live the Bible Well” by Glenn Paauw – Paid Amazon Link
- Immerse Bible Resources – ImmerseBible.com
- Elevating God’s Word over words about God’s Word
- “The Great Commission” – Matthew 28:16-20
- Examining “The Great Commission” in light of the definition of “commission”
- Sowing the seeds that have been sown in you
- Locating areas of Scripture to study mentioned in “The Commission” by CAIN (even better to read all of these chapters by backing up and reading the chapters leading into them)
- Matthew 28
- Mark 16
- John 20
- Luke 24
- Acts 1
- John 14
- Revelation 1:18
Watch the official lyric video of this week’s song below!
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics for “The Commission” by CAIN – New Release Today
- Story behind the song “The Commission” by CAIN – YouTube Video
- “The Commission” thoughts on the song by CAIN (all three members of CAIN on this video) – YouTube Video
- “What is deconstruction? What does it mean when people say they are deconstructing their faith?” – GotQuestions.org Article
- “What is the Great Commission?” – GotQuestions.org Article
- “Fulfilling the Great Commission at Home” – ChristianParenting.org Article
I hope I’ve given you ample inspiration to go and explore at least the end of all four gospels and the beginning of Acts as we consider what Jesus’ parting instructions were to His disciples and ultimately to all of His current disciples walking the earth today. Sneak in John 14 and peek at Revelation 1:18, and you will have Scripture to explore for every lyric of this song. Add “The Commission” by CAIN to your playlist and rehearse the truths you study this week in song.