“Be God’s Witnesses”

Acts 1 “Certainly the sovereign Lord does nothing without first revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”[Amos 3:7] He revealed his plan to redeem mankind. It began in Genesis and we will see from Acts 1 onward how He used men and women to reveal his plan. God’s plan was to send his only begotten son because: “He does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” [2Pe 3:9]

You and I are to share the good news of [1Cor 15:3] “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.” From small beginnings to the farthest reaches of the then known world to today across all the continents the message went forth. It started using just 12 men and others who waited to be empowered by the Holy Spirit.  From that encounter, they became “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth.”  [Acts 1:8]

Beloved, we are the recipients of their faithful witness. They shared and then others shared the news of 1Cor 15’s truth until the Good News traveled to the “farthest part of the world.”  May we humbly praise and thank God for those who were the faithful witnesses and may we carry on to be as they—faithful witnesses.

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