We are called to be a Powerful Witness, to be bold…
The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. 4But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.
In being a powerful witness we need to understand that the gospel brings with it a great disturbance. Creating a disturbance is precisely what the gospel is supposed to do. It is supposed to challenge others’ preconceptions. This needs to be understood so that we are not intimidated.
Three crucial points: People will be disturbed because of their pride. The beliefs of people will be challenged. The power of the gospel cannot be denied.
The impact of the message cannot be stopped. Attempts to cancel the gospel have resulted in failure for millennia. You will not be empty when sharing the Word. Speak up and share the Good News so that you can know His power. God will provide what you need when it is necessary for you to stand up as a powerful witness.
Every other religion or cult hinges around works; something that we can do. Only the gospel of Jesus Christ says that there is nothing that we can do to earn salvation. God has made available only one way to live eternally- accept and believe in Him.
The boldness and power of the disciples were evident due to the time they spent with Jesus. We, too, can be as effective when we take care to seek Him. Know His Word. Spending time with Jesus will make us powerful.