A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

Witnesses to the World

Luke 24:44-49

In Jesus instruction and charge of his disciples recorded here, we are given an example to follow as we seek to be witnesses to the world around us. There are four aspects of Jesus sermon that we can learn from. First, Jesus’ sermon to his followers was Biblical. It was based in what the word said – not in personal opinion, worldly philosophy or political correctness. Second, Jesus’ sermon was Christ-centered. The focus was on how the word prophesied his suffering, death and resurrection. Jesus is the gospel. Third, Jesus’ sermon is evangelistic. The message of repentance and forgiveness of sins was to be proclaimed. Finally, Jesus’ sermon was missional – it is intended to be proclaimed to all nations (starting where we live and going out from there). In the book of Acts we see that the disciples followed this pattern, and it is a pattern worthy for us to follow as we take forth the message of God’s grace.