"And Jesus said to them, 'you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and then you shall be witnesses of Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.' Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. After this, when the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. The multitude came together to see this event, and they were confused, because everyone heard them speaking in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, 'Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?' But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, 'Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.' Then Peter said to them, 'Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.' Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers." (Acts 1:8-2:42)
Why Tell Others of Jesus?
As His followers, we are commanded by Jesus to proclaim His lordship and the Gospel to all those whose hearts the Holy Spirit has prepared to receive the good news. We can never forget the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of souls. Telling others about Jesus and spreading the good news of salvation by faith alone, in Christ alone is one of the most important things we can do while living in a world, which itself is at enmity with God. It's a divine rescue mission, which we can all participate in by telling others who Jesus is to us, by how we live our lives, and how we interact with those whom the Holy Spirit places in our path. But to accomplish this there are three things we need to understand, and they include.
1. What are we supposed to do?
2. Why are we supposed to do it?
3. How are we supposed to do it?
Understanding the answers to these three questions, better helps us to lay a foundation on which to train up the next generation in the admonition of the Lord, as we prepare them to live a life for Jesus in a world that does not know Him. Moreover, it can help strengthen our prayer life, whereby we can bring the power of God into the lives of others all around the world.
Scripture taken from the Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible Copyright © 1962 - 1998 By Jay P. Green, Sr.
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Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 1588–1589). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.