MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH- EXODUS CONGREGATION, PORT MORESBY,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Exodus Congregation is one of the Regional Fellowship areas outside of Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea Head Quarter in Mount Hagen. Exodus Congregation in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. It started within a family with few individuals with the strength and Power of the Holi Spirit. It has expanded over a period of ten years and now it has 6 House Prayers at certain suburbs in Port Moresby

Jesus Appears to His Disciples Before He is Taken Up to Heaven

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Today our bible discussions  are centered within the Book of Luke chapter 24 verses 44 to 53. In this scripture it talks about Jesus appears to his disciples after He rose from the death and he further comforted them with peace and reminded them to understand the scriptures in the Bible about the death and resurrection of Jesus  and the repentance and forgiveness of sins.

Jesus opened his disciples'  minds to understand the scriptures and said to them, " This is what is written: The Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem.You are witnesses of these things."(Luke 24:45-48)

Then Jesus led them out of the city as far as Bethany and blessed them. As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into Heaven. (Luke 24:50-51)

The disciples worshiped him and went back to Jerusalem, filled with great joy and spent all their time in the Temple giving thanks to God.

Discussion

Jesus told his disciples to be witnesses to his death and the resurrection and in his name the message about repentance and forgiveness of sins to be preached to all nations. He blessed them before he was taken up to Heaven. Before all these, Jesus already authorised them to do more things in the preaching of the Good News amongst many other tasks.

To be many witnesses of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and to preach this Good News to all nations is the task Jesus gave it to his disciples. The Disciples were ordained and sent on a mission by Jesus Christ to preach the Good News to all the nations. And because of this great work in preaching and spreading the Good News through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Good News is spread to all nations and we now continue to hear the word of God.

As Christians of today's day and age,  we also have a duty to perform. We are duty bound to preach the Good News to others. It is in fact not all will be Pastors to preach the Good News but we have to hear the word of God and have faith in the word of God and participate in the church activities and support both in prayer and cash or kind so that the Good News of Jesus Christ is preached to the both the reached and unreached and maintain the Good News in the Church so that the next generations maintain the Good News of Jesus Christ and be witnesses themselves later as we do today.

Always remember that, we are on a mission to be witnesses and tell the others about the Good News of Jesus Christ until our life on earth is over then our work on earth is done and Jesus will give you eternal rest in Heaven which is a reward of your work done on earth. Only then, you will have eternal rest with Jesus in Heaven Forever.

Amen
Exodus Mama Ministry


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