Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
I. THE COMMAND — to make disciples of all nations.
1. They preached the gospel.
2. They baptized the proselytes.
(1) Proselytes were baptized without delay — "that same day" (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:26, 40).
(2) They administered baptism with water. This was symbolical of the renewing influences of the Holy Ghost.
(3) Apostolic baptism was administered " in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."
3. The apostles taught the baptized persons to observe all things whatsoever Christ had commanded them.
II. THE ENCOURAGEMENT. "Lo, I am with you," etc.
1. This encouragement was intended primarily and especially for the apostles.
2. It was intended also for all other ministers and teachers in every age.
(1) Ministers still need the gracious assurance of their Lord.
(2) Baptism teaches parents what things they should teach their children.
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