Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Death Resurrection and Hope Part 4

 This message was preached at Word Of Grace Church on April 21th 2024 by Colin. For the audio & video please click here.  For the worship please click here. 

Jesus appeared many times to His disciples after His resurrection. The Resurrection is the most important event in history. So far we have looked at the post resurrrection appearances of Jesus.

Today we will look at the Post Resurrection instructions of Jesus.

Matt 28:18-20

v18 Jesus is saying that He is above every power and authority, therefore He can tell us to GO, MAKE disciples and TEACH them to obey.

Mark 16:14-18 Jesus instructed us to heal the sick by laying hands on them.

v.20 These disciples went out and signs and wonders confirmed their words

Luke 24:45 Jesus opened their minds to understand the scriptures

Our gathering on Sunday is just a job briefing time. Then through the week, we have to go and do.

John 20:21 As the Father sent me so I am sending you. For what? Not to attend Sunday meetings but to save people.

Acts 1:3-4 Wait for the gift my Father has promised. So eating together is a Biblical thing and a powerful thing to do. We need to do this regularly.

John 21:13 They ate together

Acts 1:4,8 Jesus was going to give them a gift - the promised Holy Spirit.

1- WAIT Acts 1:5, Luk 24:49, John 20

We don't need to wait today. ACts 2:1 - A violent wind came, tongues of fire treated upon each one and they began to speak in new tongues. The effects of being filled with the Holy Spirit are power, boldness and speaking in tongues.

If you are free ask yourself if you have received the Holy Spirit. We also need to be immersed in the power of the Holy Spirit.

2. Jesus cast out demons and healed the sick. The same is true for us. Act 36 Peter and John at the gate beautiful healed the lame man. We need to do the same.

Matt 9:35 Jesus went through all the towns and synagogues. HE drove out demons and the mute could speak.

v36 Jesus saw the crowds and compassioned them as He saw their helpless state.

We need to ask God for power and we do that in prayer.

3. Procvalining the Godpell and Making disciples

Matt 28:18-20 If you are a disciple of Jesus then one of the first things you do is get baptised in water.

Proclamation and discipline of nations

One day people from every tribe and language will stand before Jesus.

What are you living for?

James 4:14 Your life is like the morning mist that appears and vanishes.

The currency of heaven is should word and deeds done!!

If you are a Christ follower and not actively saving souls or discipliing men and women then you are not following the Jesus of the bible. There is no neutral ground - either we are gathering or scattering.

Act 8:4 The early church did this

Acts 6:8Stephen did signs and wonders

Mk16:20 The disciples went out

Col 4:2 Devote yourself to prayer.

Word of Grace is an Evangelical (Born Again),  Spirit-filled (Charismatic), Reformed, English-speaking church in Pune that upholds the Bible as God's inspired Word for life. We are a church community that has people from every part of India and parts of the world. We are here to put the Great Command and the Great Commission into practice by equipping and releasing every member into works of service.  Word of Grace is part of a wider international family of Churches called RegionsBeyond.To know more about us please log onto www.wordofgracechurch.org.   

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