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Witnesses, to Jesus Christ

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The NT identifies a variety of witnesses to Jesus Christ, who confirm his identity and importance. It also stresses the importance of believers bearing witness to Christ in the world.

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The witness of the OT

Acts 26:22–23 KJV 1900
Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
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The witness of John the Baptist

John 1:6–8 KJV 1900
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
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The witness of the Holy Spirit

John 15:26 KJV 1900
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
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The witness of the Father

John 8:18 KJV 1900
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
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The witness of Jesus Christ to himself

John 5:36 KJV 1900
But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
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The witness of Jesus Christ’s miracles

John 14:11 KJV 1900
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
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The witness of the first Christians

Commissioned by Jesus Christ

Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The cost of being a witness to Jesus Christ:

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The commissioning of Paul:

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The witness of converts

1 Peter 3:15–16 KJV 1900
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
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