“As Prophet, Christ…
1. preached personally during His life on earth, validating His word with miracles, especially His own resurrection;”
Taken from Luke 24, after Jesus has risen from the dead –
“Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, ‘What are you discussing together as you walk along?’
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas,asked him, ‘Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?’
19 ‘What things?’ he asked.
‘About Jesus of Nazareth,’ they replied. ‘He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.'” – Luke 24:13 – 19, NIV
2. “…through the preached Gospel today still proclaims Himself to be the Son of god and Redeemer of the world” (Luther’s Small Catechism)
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV
I love the progression seen in Scripture. Jesus witnessed the conversation the people were having about him as a prophet and then got to show them the fulfillment of that role both in the miracles and in his resurrection! And he continues to be prophet through the message of the Gospel, which we have the privilege to share as ambassadors of Christ: That is such rich language to describe how God empowers us to be used for His Glory!