As we explore the similarities and differences between the four Gospels in the freshman Bible class I teach, just about every semester one of my students will ask, 'Why is the 'Great Commission' mentioned in all four Gospels?" Normally in the charts we use, when the same miracle or teaching is included in more than one Gospel, it appears in a list other than those containing material unique to a particular Gospel. But not so with the Great Commission. It occurs within each of the four Gospels-and yet in fascinating, different ways.
Anderson, Paul N., "The Great Commission in Quadriphonic Sound" (1992). Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies. 262.