Our Daily Bread Teens Edition

Devotional

Read Matthew 28:16–20


16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”




Dream Team


Who’s in your dream team? Whether we follow football, rugby, basketball or any other sport, we can probably list favourite players we’d pick to play on our team!


Jesus had a very different idea when it came to putting a “dream team” together. He handpicked 12 men to follow and learn from Him. And then, after He had come back to life, He gave those men the task of continuing His rescue mission. Who were these people He chose? Popular, respected leaders? Superheroes? Nope. They were just ordinary men—including lowly fishermen (Matthew 4:18–22) and a hated tax collector (Mark 2:13–14).


Yet they were told: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). God’s rescue mission for the world started with these nobodies. Yet they turned the world upside down, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and leading thousands back to God.


These men may not have been popular or inspiring, but what they did have was Jesus, who promised them: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (v. 18). Jesus’ dream team isn’t about the players; it’s about Him, our “team manager”. We may not feel like much, but the One with “all authority” is with us as we share His love with those we know. Do you find it difficult to talk to your friends about Jesus? Remember you’re in His dream team! —JFG


We just have to share our story of Jesus; He’s the One who’ll change our friends’ lives.




And… Action!


Tell someone about something Jesus did for you.




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