In this session, David helps us investigate how Christ’s reign is manifested as his Spirit works through his Church to reach with the Gospel the unloved, disinherited, oppressed, impoverished and, above all, unreached, whether neighbors or nations.
Jesus reigns as he empowers his people to further the Gospel ministry worldwide. Concerning this dimension of Christ’s reign through his followers, Paul writes about “the commission God gave me … to make known among the nations the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ … to this end I labor, struggling with all His energy he so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1).
Christ scatters the strongholds of dark powers as he brings God’s purposes to their ordained climax. Our mission advance, even when it involves suffering for Christ, is all about experiencing the victorious supremacy of Christ now.
The Christ Institute Sessions
Video 7:3 – Why is it vital for me see the whole Christ if I’m to share him?
"In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: 'Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' Then they gathered around him and asked him, 'Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?' He said to them: 'It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.'" - Acts 1:1-8
After Completing Your Video:
Pause: Spend a minute in silence, reflecting on today’s teaching. What was the most meaningful part for you? How did it speak to you?
Reflect: In what ways did today's teaching video help you see and think about God's Son in newer or fresher or larger terms?
Apply: What one next step should today's teaching encourage you to take in your daily walk with our supreme King, the Lord Jesus Christ?
Pray: If you were standing before Jesus on His throne right now, based on today's teaching what one thing would you like to say to the Father to express to Him your praise and gratitude for who His Son is right now?