And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18) THE GREATEST POWER PLAY IN HISTORY What would you do if you had absolute power and authority to do anything you wanted? Okay, now that you have those less-noble ideas out of the way, think of some things that would change the whole planet for the better. Maybe something like ending hunger or sickness. Or how about eliminating all crime or war? That would have put me out of a job for 29 years — but hey, I’d flip burgers for world peace! You know, as noble as those may be, Jesus didn’t do any of them. We ask the question, “What would Jesus do?” Well, here’s a clear illustration of what He did do, and there’s no guesswork about it. Having all power and authority in the universe, He turned to 11 ordinary men and said, “Go and help people live their lives like Me. Teach them how to be just like Me. Go and make disciples of Me.” Perhaps if we did a better job of making disciples, those other menacing problems would sort themselves out.
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