Peter didn’t proclaim Jesus into a vacuum and neither do we. He proclaimed Jesus’ Lordship against the narrative which said he was a false Messiah. How can we proclaim Jesus in our context which sees faith as outdated, oppressive and on its way out?
Stuart Blythe reminds us that Jesus' Last Great Resurrection Appearance was not the end of the ministry of Jesus, but rather was the beginning of the continuation of his ministry, through the disciples, in the power of the Spirit.
In the midst of persecution John’s vision of the ascended Lord offers an encounter with one who has experienced human suffering and persecution; who has authority over all things for all time; and who continues to care for and uphold his church.