Mission Preparation Principles In The Luke 24 Passage

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When we talk about the Great Commission, it is mostly about the Matthew 28 passage. However, the Luke 24 passage also give us insights about how to prepare the evangelists and missionaries. From a universal perspective, Luke is also on target about mission. If we look at the unity between the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, we should arrive at the conclusion that Luke 24 is the preparation of Acts 1-28 and Acts 29. Of course, the result of Luke-Acts is Revelation. Therefore, to accomplish Acts 29 and unveil Revelation, we should learn from the mission preparation principles in Luke 24.
First, the missionaries must know resurrected Jesus personally. Usually we perceive Luke 24:36-44 as the resurrection story. Indeed, this event was about
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As we have discussed, it would be impossible for the disciples to understand the Old Testament from a Messianic perspective. Therefore, Jesus explained His suffering, crucifixion and resurrection prophesized in the Old Testament. Not only he explained, He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. The Scriptures are not only about the laws and the histories. It is mainly about Jesus and His salvation being prophesized. In a sense, Fitzmyer is right saying “It is impossible to find any of these elements precisely in the OT, either that the Messiah shall suffer, or that he is to rise, or that it will happen on the third day.”(Fitzmyer 1981, 2:1581) Yet Bock is right on target “Luke’s point is that Jesus is showing how the whole of OT teaching fits together as promise and how it was always intended to be seen in this way.” (Bock 1994, 1074/2638) When know the resurrected Jesus and the prophesies about Him, we can boldly proclaim Jesus and His gospel.
Second, the missionaries must develop the attitude of being witnesses. Often, we think about evangelism as a task of saying something or doing something. Yet, Jesus told the disciples to be witnesses. Their being is part of the message. When we encounter Jesus and His gospel, our lives are changed dramatically. We embody the gospel message. Out of our beings come our message. Jesus called us to be witnesses first, and then to
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We are living in an era of information explosion. For almost every topic, when you search it online, we can get thousands of entries. However, for Christians, our message is always the same. We proclaim the salvation, repentance and forgiveness of sins through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Luke’s central theme is about salvation , repentance and forgiveness of sins (Bartholomew, Green, and Thiselton 2005, 249). The message is about the reverse of the consequences of sins. Before His ascension, Jesus commissioned his disciples to proclaim the gospel to all the nations. The message is that “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and the repentance and forgiveness of sins in his

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