In The Footsteps Of Jesus

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December 26 – You Are Witnesses of These Things


Luke 24:44–48 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” Today’s Reflection Jesus returned to the disciples; he ate with them, showed his wounded hands, and reminded them that everything that had happened had been foretold in the “Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” He summarized the message so that they would understand: “The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem.” This is the Gospel message in a nutshell, and Jesus told his followers that they would be his witnesses throughout the world. This is the one reason for church: To lift up the name of Jesus through proclaiming, preaching, and declaring his Lordship to a world that has wandered onto a crooked and dangerous path. Growing the church is a vital cornerstone of God’s restoration project; building the church is as simple as inviting people into that project.


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 26 December 2015  3m