8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” - Acts 1:8
Some of Jesus’s final words were these in Acts 1:8. While they were specifically addressed to the apostles, we know that this witnessing work is still going on today and will continue to go on until Christ’s return. And like the apostles, we have been gifted the Holy Spirit to empower us to do it.
So what are we to be witnesses of?
3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, - I Corinthians 15:3-4
9 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9
The message is clear. Humans are sinners that need forgiveness and reconciliation with God. Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection provides it. We are invited to receive this gift by faith.
Know this: as God’s people, we have a powerful message to share. It’s not complicated, but it is profound. This message will do what God says it will do.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes… - Romans 1:16
Let’s spread the good news!