Day 25 Theme: Evangelism
Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations– Luke 24:47
First of all, it is important to notice among these last words of Jesus what it is that is to be preached. We are to preach repentance and remission of sins. It is not right to preach remission of sins without repentance. Neither should repentance be taught without the comfort of sin’s remission. The two go hand in hand.
Second, both repentance and forgiveness are to be preached only in his name. As Peter later followed His Savior’s commission, he proclaimed, “There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Salvation, including both repentance and forgiveness, are only found in Jesus Christ.
Finally, we observe where this message is to be taken: it is to be preached among all nations. How utterly we miss the point if we think the command is fulfilled by only declaring the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ from our safe pulpits and within the walls of our own home!
The name of Jesus is to be exalted in all the earth. This message is to be shared among all nations. None are to be excluded, none are to be considered above, or beneath, this proclamation.
Will you be a faithful witness today? Will you support those God-sent heralds whose beautiful feet are trekking the planet for the glory of Christ?
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