Nov 06, 2022 |Entrust

Passing the Baton

11.06.22 | Entrust

Passing the Baton

Justin Detmers

Matthew 28:16-20

Pastor Justin Detmers guides us through the topic of “mission” and what it means for us practically as we continue through our Entrust series.

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From many. For many. To One.


The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I also send you.”

John 20:21

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.

Luke 19:10

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time.” – CS Lewis, Mere Christianity


And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

2 Timothy 2:2, NIV

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Jesus has entered there on our behalf as a forerunner, because he has become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:19-20

Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter. – Charles H. Spurgeon


It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is
meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
– CS Lewis, The Weight of Glory


To Pass the Baton:

  • become a disciple
  • make disciples
  • don’t be insular
  • fix your eyes upon Jesus

    Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Hebrews 12:1-2

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