Sent to be a Witness (Living Out the Ancient Call)

Over the years, a popular college application question asks, “What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed?” These have been some answers: The building of the pyramids, the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln at Gettysburg, D-Day WWII, the assassination of JFK, Woodstock, the first moon landing. One person said, ‘my parent’s wedding.’  I noticed that many said a day in the life of Jesus Christ, and in particular his crucifixion.  Jesus told his disciples in Acts 1:8, “You will be my witnesses.”  Now, the definition of a “credible witness” in a court of law is “someone who has personal, believable, first-hand knowledge of an event or who has told the whole truth.”  The reason I am a follower of Christ is that I find the testimony of the gospels to be believable, credible, accounts of what eye-witnesses heard and saw concerning him.  None of us were “eyewitnesses” of Jesus’ life, death, or resurrection.  But as followers of the King who are filled with his Holy Spirit, Jesus promises that we will bear witness to him. In Matthew 9:36-10:10 we learn that to be a witness is to share the heart of the King, to speak the words of the King, and to do the works of the King.  Click this link to download.

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