Realizing Christ’s Authority in Heaven and on Earth
A Sermon on Matthew 28:18-20
Dr. Richard Mouw is concerned that we extend our knowledge of who Christ is so that we might more fully know him and identify with his people and mission. Matthew, the apostle, highlights the scope of Jesus’s authority in the cosmos and his credentials as the crucified and risen Lord. This means that there is not an inch of the entire creation that is not his (so Abraham Kuyper). Christians need to acknowledge and come to terms with this massive authority. In so doing, we should be learning to see everything as Jesus sees it, to be full of care (be careful) to what we attend (little eyes what you see) and to where we go (little feet where you go) in carrying out the mission of God in the world.
Richard J. Mouw teaches Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary after 20 years as president (1993–2013). Mouw has a broad record of publication. He has been an editor of the Reformed Journal and has served on many editorial boards, including currently Books and Culture. He is the author of 19 books, including The God Who Commands, The Smell of Sawdust, He Shines in All That’s Fair, Culture and Common Grace, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, Praying at Burger King, an expanded and revised edition of Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, and most recently,Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction, The Challenges of Cultural Discipleship, and Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals.