Updated: Nov 11, 2021
Speaker: Zach Forbes
Jesus is at the forefront of the gospels, busy doing his father’s work progressing the gospel. I suggest that he is just as active now… In fact more!
We will see that Jesus was busy during the Acts working in much the same way as before except with more power.
We will have a look at what we can find in the new testament about Jesus’s work today and see if we can find a few titles that help us understand what he is for us now.
The conclusion being that he is working in our lives today.
Our core verses are going to be the following
18 Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
All Authority has been handed over from God to Jesus following his resurrection
Jesus tells his disciple that he is with them always, forever
Rom 1:4 who was appointed the Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus isn’t just sitting at the right hand of God doing nothing! He is now the Son of God in power. He has been promoted from what he was in before his resurrection! If that is the case shouldn’t he be even more busy?
So first we want to prove that Jesus was active after the gospels, that he didn’t just sit down at the right hand of God and then stop, the best place to look after the gospels is to see what happens in Acts
When we read through the Acts we can see that Jesus is currently in control
55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently toward heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.