|Read Luke 24:44-49 |
Today’s devotional ties in well with our study of the book of Acts. Jesus says that repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all of the world, beginning at Jerusalem. The promises of the Old Testament are about to be fulfilled further and the disciples are about to understand how the whole of the Old Testament pointed to Jesus Christ. To help the disciples in their mission they would be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
By David Roberts (Gospel Community Vision Coordinator)
- What had been fulfilled about Jesus from the Old Testament? (verse 44)
- What had the Father promised? (verse 49)
- Can you think of some of the promises about the coming Christ from the Old Testament? (There are lots – if you need help, have a look at Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 53 & Psalm 22)
- What does “repentance for the forgiveness of sins” mean? (verse 47)
Family Around the Table
As disciples of Jesus Christ, how can we be part of preaching repentance for the forgiveness of sins today?