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Jesus’ Witnesses
By: Pastor Victor Borchard

God is calling us to be His witnesses
until the return of His Son.
by the power of His Spirit

A few years ago, I had jury duty. It was a breaking and entering case involving robbery and drugs out in Merlin. There were a number of witnesses. They entered the witness stand and testified. They talked about what they had seen and heard. It wound up being an open and shut case. Since the witnesses did their job, the jurors could do theirs.

But what if the witnesses didn’t actually testify? Imagine the witness entering the witness stand and not saying anything about the case. They could have done some nice things. Re-painting the courtroom. Re-filling water glasses. Giving a treat to the service dog. But not testifying. Not doing their job. As a juror, I wouldn’t have been able to do my job. I needed to hear testimony from the witnesses in order to make an informed decision.

The last sentence Jesus said to his disciples was about being his witnesses…

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8

Two thousand years later, his disciples are still his witnesses. We have a testimony to share. The case is all about who Jesus is and what he has done. The jurors are all around us. They need to hear what we have seen and heard about Jesus.

It’s well and good to do service projects, paint buildings, refill water glasses and feed service dogs. There really is something about good deeds leading to good will leading to good news. Just don’t leave off the good news. Witnesses need to testify.

Our job is to tell them the truth about Jesus. Their job is to believe the truth about Jesus. Nice and simple like an open and shut case. Today, let’s tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help us God.

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