Luke’s Great Commission

– Luke’s Great Commission – Luke 24:46-48   The Great Commission is given and in the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke it has three parts.  This is the first part.  Jesus tells them that it has been written that the beloved Christ would have to suffer.  As we learned yesterday Jesus had opened their minds to understand what was written about Him in the law, prophets and the psalms.  All these told how the Messiah would be a Suffering Saviour.  How the Christ would rise from the dead on the third day and here is Jesus living proof.  The message and commission they were now being given was one of repentance and remission of sins.  This message was to be preached in all nations beginning at Jerusalem.  They were His witnesses and He expected them to preach this message.  This is the same message we are given.  We are to tell others that Jesus died for their sins for repentance and the remission of sins.  We can testify that we were once like them sinners but now Jesus has set us free.  Our sins have been forgiven and removed from us by the blood of Jesus Christ.  We are now new creatures in Christ the old has passed away and behold all things are new.  Jesus Christ has set us free and He will do the same for them.  Bring Jesus into your world today and be His witnesses for the glory and praise of God.