My Daily Covenant with God Devotional
Devotion for Friday January 11, 2019
Topic: God’s demand From Gospel Preachers
Text: Colossians 1: 24 – 29
Every Christian is a preacher of the gospel whether you have official license like Priest, Pastors, Lay Readers, Catechists, Evangelists, etc., or not. Our call is to preach the gospel (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8). The command to go and bear witness/preach is compulsory and should not be treated with levity.
Here in our bible reading for the day, Paul pointed out what should be the centre of our message as Christians – Jesus Christ. He said, “Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.” This should be the message we should preach with one thing in mind while preaching – to present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. According to Paul, this was the motivating factor behind all he was doing. To achieve the aim of his call, he had to labour through the grace God had given to him and self discipline (1 Corinthians 9:24 – 27).
Our preaching should not be based on self, money or church denomination; rather, it should be based on Christ Jesus. The aim of our labour in the vineyard of God should be to present our members perfect before Christ. As we labour with this in mind, all other things concerning us will be taken care of by God and at the appropriate time. May God be our helper in this regard in Jesus name!
Food for Thought: Acts 20:20, 27 and 31
Memory verse: Colossians 1:28
Prayer: God, I may my gospel message centre on Christ Jesus alone in Jesus name. Amen