Matthew’s account of Jesus’ journey to the cross conveys the hostility of the world toward God… and the obedience of the Son to the Father to bring redemption to the hostiles. The offended God against whom man has trespassed freely gives Himself to reconcile His enemies to Himself.
Matthew 28:19-20, The call upon every believer is to make disciples as a course of life.
Matthew 28:18, The authority Jesus received points to His incarnation and His mediatorial work.
Jesus' commission to make disciples is predicated upon the believer's union with Christ and the worship that follows.
The resurrected Christ is the great divide between God’s people and His enemies.
Jesus’ sorrow revealed His humanity, suffering as God incarnate so that many might be saved.
In view of the approaching crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Matthew conveys the opposing forces at work in the world.