Preparing the Witnesses

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

Foundational elements for the witnesses:

  • The Commission. Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:47.
  • The Resurrection. Acts 1:3, 1:22, 2:32, 3:15, 5:30-32; Luke 24:44-48; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8;
  • The Teaching. Acts 2:42; Matthew 28:20; Romans 12:1-2.
  • The Holy Spirit. Acts 1:4-5, 2:4, 4:8, 4:31, 9:17, 11:16, 13:9;  Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33, 14:16-16:15; Zechariah 4:6.
  • The Ascension. Acts 1:9; John 14:1-3, 16:5-15; Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 John 1:9-2:2; Mark 16:19-20.
  • The Return. Acts 1:11, 10:42, 17:31; Matthew 24:30; 26:64; Revelation 1:7; Luke 12:34-48;
  • The Church. Acts 1:4-8, 1:14, 2:1, 2:44, 4:6, 5:12, 15:25;  John 7:5.

 

Encouragement. 

  • Know that God’s Kingdom has come and will prevail.
  • See the victory of the church despite resistance and strife.

 

Invitation

  • Repent of lukewarm attitudes and lack of action.
  • Prayerfully read the book of Acts.
  • Prayerfully consider your part in the body of Christ.
  • Pray for compassion, boldness, confidence.
  • Embrace the Great Commission and join with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in changing lives.
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