Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
In order to be saved, a person must place his faith solely upon Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for the means of salvation. Paul defined this central body of truth as the gospel of the grace of God (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 20:24). Though believers may tell what the Lord has done in their lives since being saved, the most important truth when witnessing involves Christ’s crucifixion, death, and resurrection from the dead. This truth, the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, became the theme of the early church. A careful study of the evangelistic messages of the early church testifies to this fact. Just as this doctrine historically served as the central truth when dealing with the lost, it should continue to be so today.
- (For children): Jesus proved He was the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4). A person must believe this to be saved (Romans 10:9). Paul was careful in His witness for the Lord to tell about the resurrection (Acts 17:2-3).
- (For everyone): Why is it so important to give witness to the death, burial, and resurrection when speaking to the lost about their need for salvation? What happens when we fail to teach this truth?
- How could a personal testimony aid when witnessing to the lost? How could you work the gospel of the grace of God into your own personal testimony?
- Ask the Lord to show you the importance of the resurrection.
- Ask God to give you boldness to tell the lost about the gospel.