The Written Word
Sunday June 24th 2018
The Written Word of the Risen Christ
Luke 24: 44-49
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Front Cover 2 Corinthians 12:9
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Inside Cover Psalm 148:1
Praise to the Lord from Creation
148 Praise[a] the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Call to Worship Psalm 148
God Bless America Land That I Love.
Today’s Message : The Written Word of the Risen Christ : Luke 24: 44-49
The Church has the privilege to be witnesses for Jesus Christ. To Know and to Proclaim God’s promises through the power of the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:44-49.
Review - Background : Luke 24 - Jesus has risen from the dead. talking to his disciples after the resurrection. Jesus appears to his disciples in Jerusalem and reminds his diciples everything written in the Old Testament must be fulfilled.
Luke 24:44-49 (NKJV) - The Scriptures Opened
44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
46 Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, [a]and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city [b]of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
[-] Witness: the Promise (vs 44-45)
[-] Witness: to the People (vs 46-47)
[-] Witness: with the Power of Holy Spirit (vs 48-49)
[-] Witness: with the Progression
Jesus talking to his disciples before his resurrection. Before his death Jesus taught and spoke to his disciples about the great commission.
Matthew 28:16-20 (NKJV) - The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [b]Amen.