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The Witness 2

The Witness 2. What qualification do you need to be a witness? You may be a professor or a fisherman but the important thing is that you had an experience and you can tell your story. From Christ’s discussion with His disciples just before He left, it was not going to be enough that they were witnesses to his execution and resurrection, He said that they needed the power to be able to share their stories. (Luke 24:45-49 NLT). The day that the power of the Holy Spirit was poured upon the disciples, something miraculous happened to them.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”(Acts 1:8 NLT)

The disciples changed, they changed in terms of character, competence and capacity (Galatians 5:22-23 NLT). The disciples exploded in love (Acts 2:42 NLT). Almost everyone in the world has some sort of  trauma, there is no perfect person or perfect family anywhere. But when you come into the family of God, He pours so much love into your heart, He heals you of trauma, prejudice and bias and gives you the capacity to love other people. The disciples were out of their minds in showing love, some of us are too controlled. If we are going to be effective witnesses for Christ we need to let go and receive the baptism of love. (Mark 16:15-20 NLT).

The supernatural competence to witness comes through the gifts of the spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1- NLT). Don’t get into the business of running yourself down and comparing yourself to another person. If you see someone demonstrating their talent in a beautiful way, celebrate it and use it as proof that you have yours, find yours and serve the world with it. Your spiritual gifts are gifts of service, face the crowd like Christ did when He fed the multitude. No one called you to be a witness with your own ability, God called you to be a witness to the death and resurrection of Christ.

An excerpt from the sermon by Pastor Sam Adeyemi on Sunday, March 10, 2023

Watch this sermon here