Category: NEW TESTAMENT

JESUS COMMANDED HIS DISCIPLES TO PREACH GOSPEL – Luke 9

 

Luke – The Great Commission for Christians

(Passage: Luke 9)
Jesus Christ charged his disciples to preach the gospel to all people. Christ sent out his disciples to preach; he also empowered them with the Holy Spirit to prosper in their spiritual activities. The followers of Jesus Christ will perform signs and wonders to bear witness to their gospel evangelism.

 

Luke reported,

 

“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick” (Luke 9:1-3).

The Name of Jesus Is Effective for Evangelism

 

Christians to take advantage of the authority consisted in the name of Jesus Christ to preach the effective gospel, and prosper. Our obedience will make a significant impact for the kingdom of God.

 

Jesus, the Son of God has the highest authority that ever existed. The scripture expressed the magnitude of Jesus’ power and said,

 

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

Jesus Christ shared his power privilege with his followers. He said,

 

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen! (Matthew 28:19-20).

 

Application Prayer

Prayer of Grace to Preach Gospel and Expand God’s Kingdom

What a wonderful power that Jesus possesses! I attach myself with this power, and I am determined to use it to a full extent. I receive God’s power to preach the gospel and prosper for God’s kingdom. I also receive God’s grace by faith to demonstrate spiritual gifts needed to populate God’s kingdom. Please God empower me to remain faithful to you! For Jesus’ name, I have prayed. Amen.

 

 

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PAUL ASKED CHRISTIANS TO RESTORE A BACKSLIDE FELLOW – 2 Corinthians

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Christians Must Not Neglect A Backslide Christian

(Passage: 2 Corinthians 2)

Paul encouraged Corinthian brethren to carefully handle fellows who backslide from faith and make effort to restore them. Paul asked to restore a backslide Christian as stated,

“But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe. This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him” (2 Corinthians 2:6-8).

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Christians To Stand In Gap For A Backslide Christian

Standing Christians are charged with the responsibility to restore their fellow believers who have fallen from grace. They must make significant efforts to help restore a backslide Christian to the faith in Jesus Christ. God is interested in seeing a lost child restored. He is not interested to lose anyone to Satan’s kingdom! All people must understand that God is loving. He forgives sins and restores sinners. Whoever comes to him to seek forgiveness will receive it.

It is important to state that Jehovah does not coerce anyone into repentance. No one should exercise repentance under duress. God expects everyone to willingly come to him and repent of his/her sins. He will restore any humble person that seek his forgiveness. Any newcomer or a backslide Christian that exercise repentance and turn to God will be saved. An unbeliever/unrepentant soul risks losing God’s gift of eternal life in heaven.

No one should take God for granted and willingly commit sin since the Creator reserves measurable punishment for those who indulge in sin. It is important that everyone make an honest assessment of his or her life and make necessary correction needed to have a good relationship with God. A person who keeps a good relationship with God will enjoy his benefits in this life, and the one to come.

Repent of your sins and return to the Lord.

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Prayer To Live Uprightly With God

Dear God, please I do not want to miss heaven, therefore, I confess my sins and repent of them. I am sorry for my past failures. I promise to start walking rightly with you. I will serve you with all my heart. Please equip me with your Holy Spirit to always meet your expectations and befit your kingdom. Help me to effectively work for the restoration of any Christian who backslide. Give us all grace to faithfully serve you unto the end. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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CHRISTIANS TO PROPERLY USE THEIR TONGUES – James

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Tongues Are Powerful – Christians Use Them Cautiously

(Passage: James 3)

Human tongue can make a huge impact in the lives of others. Christians are warned to be cautious of the use of our tongues so that it can bless people, and glorify his name.

The bible declared,

“For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so” (James 3:7-10 NKJV).

Tongues Can Make Or Break Lives

Christians must be careful with the use of our tongues since words carry weight to either make or break a life. Words can demoralize people, and it can encourage them! We (Christians) must use our tongues to build lives to honor God. We must be sensitive to use our tongues to teach people about God’s law. It is important that we use our tongues to encourage people to reserve their faith in Jesus Christ so that God can save them and qualify them for heaven. Jehovah will surely bless people who make him proud with the use of their tongues! He will honor them in this life and in heaven also.

Prayer To Maintain Decency With Tongue Usage

Dear God, please give me grace to adequately utilize my tongue to bless people so that your name can be glorified. Help me to not abuse your grace of free speech that I have. Do not let me tear other people down with my tongue, but let my words be full of grace to bless them! Please let your blessing pursue me as I desire to satisfy you everyday of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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