In Luke 24:44-49, we have Luke’s account of the great commission. It is where Jesus tells His followers to go out and win the lost world to Him. And as we know they took that commission very seriously. Starting with the day of Pentecost, they began to have a tremendous impact on the world. As it states in Acts 17:6, even the church’s enemies had to admit that they “had turned the world upside down.”
The modern church is not only not turning the world upside down, but is itself being turned upside down by the world it’s supposed to change. So why is this happening? What is it they had in the first century church that seems to be missing in the 21st century church? In this sermon, we will begin to look at some of the reasons why.