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CHRISTIANS TO PREACH GOSPEL ALWAYS – 2 Timothy

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Believers In Christ Must Prioritize Gospel Evangelization

The scripture requires Christians to always preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to other people so that they can have an opportunity to be saved. Christians have the mandate to spread the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ. We must share his message to as many people as possible without holding back.

Christians must prioritize gospel evangelization like Christ himself did. The Son of God received the mandate from God to save the lost souls, and he sacrificed everything he had to fulfill the mission.

Jesus Christ endured and overcame all the challenges that crossed his path for the sake of accomplishing the goal of establishing a salvation pathway for humankind. Christ came to the earth to preach the gospel; he suffered and died for the course. He declared, “Mission accomplished” on the cross. Believers must also follow suit and prioritize gospel evangelization as God required.

Christians have the obligation to extend the gospel light to all people around us, and beyond. Paul challenged Timothy (as well as other Christians throughout the world) to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul said,

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 4:1-4 KJV).

Gospel Evangelization Is A-Must For Every Christian

Christians have the obligation to prioritize gospel evangelization since we have been commissioned to do so by the scripture. We are commanded to spread the gospel, and we must do so!

No Christian should consider it optional to evangelize the gospel. We are all mandated to do so!

Christians must not hoard the message of the Cross; we must preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone around us!

  • Christians must preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to people of every tongue, nation, and tribe. We must preach without giving any preference to people’s religion, race or culture.
  • Christians must preach the gospel without reservation!
  • Believers must not only preach the gospel when it is convenient. We must also do so when we feel it is not convenient.
  • Christians must not preach the gospel to satisfy human feelings. Irrespective of our mood, we must preach the gospel at all times.

It is important to emphasize that a Christian does not need any religion title to qualify for the task of evangelizing the gospel.

Who Is Qualified To Preach The Gospel?

  • Every Christian is qualified to preach the gospel.
  • A believer must preach whether he or she is a church member, a pastor, a teacher, a deacon, an evangelist, a bishop, a pope, or any other title.
  • It is not mandatory that a Christian must have a particular church umbrella to preach the gospel. The motive of gospel evangelism must be to populate the kingdom of God.
  • No special tool is needed for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. A person only needs to share his or her bible-based knowledge to other people.
  • The gospel message must centralize on encouraging a sinner to repent of his or her sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Whosoever takes a step of faith by confessing Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior shall be saved.

The scripture declares,

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Rom. 10:9-10 NKJV).

Be A True Christ’s Ambassador And Preach The Gospel!

Christians must bear plenty profits for the kingdom of God. To achieve this, we must make a significant effort to step out of our comfort zones. We must preach at a time convenient and at a time not convenient. In short, we must preach the gospel at all times!

Every child of God must prioritize gospel evangelization above his or her personal interests.

God will reward a believer that diligently preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to other people. The bearer of Christ’s good news will receive an imperishable crown of glory in God’s kingdom.

A Christian who hoards the gospel will not be highly esteemed by God! Those who avoid the responsibility of sharing their gospel faith with others and those who sabotage gospel evangelization efforts will meet some unfavorable surprises on the Lord’s day of judgment.

Pray For God’s Enablement To Preach The Gospel

Dear God, please empower me to faithfully preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people. Please energize me by the Holy Spirit to proclaim your good news to people of different tongues and tribes. Help me to preach the gospel when convenient and when not convenient. Give me the grace to proclaim your good news on the mountain and in the valley.

Empower me to use my resources to promote your kingdom from coast to coast so that people from all walks of life can come to the light of Jesus’ salvation.

Please help me to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to my neighbors, my friends, and my family so that they can be saved! Help me to maximize every opportunity I have to lead a multitude of people to your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord I have prayed. Amen.=> Subscribe here for the latest post

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PAUL APPRECIATED PHILEMON FOR HIS SERVICE TO GOD – Philemon

service to godBelievers Must Bring Good Strive to God

(Passage: Philemon 1)

God will reward people who faithfully serve him with all benefits of life. Jehovah appreciates honest services; he will bless his faithful observers. Paul, on behalf of God, appreciated Philemon for being a good steward of Jesus Christ. Paul commended Philemon,

“I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake. For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.” (Philemon 1:4-7 NASB).

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Purpose of serving God Unfolded

Christianity requires faithfulness of service to God. Anyone who claims to be a Christian needs to understand the importance of faithful services! Believers must remember that God can clearly measure and determine how much we are committed to him. He will honor those who faithfully serve him.

Not just any service is meaningful to God. A service expected to satisfy God must come from a pure heart, and it must be indeed regarded as Humility in service to God. God’s faithful observers will enjoy his benefits in this life and the one to come.

Since God can gauge the level of our commitments to him, believers must consider it necessary to faithfully serve him! Our pious efforts will motivate God to shower us with his unlimited blessings.

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Prayer for humility in service to God

Dear God, I understand that you want your children to faithfully serve you so that you can be proud to bless them. I promise my committed to you from today! I will serve you with all my strength. Please let the Holy Spirit empower me to meet your standard! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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GOD WILL REWARD PEOPLE THAT SERVE HIM – Obadiah

Reward for Confidence in God

(Passage: Obadiah 1)

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People who reserve their confidence in God will not be put to shame, but they will triumph over difficult situations to possess their possessions.

The scripture stated, “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions” (Obadiah 1:17).

Lesson on Confidence in God

 

Deliverance, safety, and prosperity are bound to follow people who faithfully serve God. Although some challenges may arise, children of God have guaranteed promise of victory. No matter how tough a situation may appear, God will cover his people under his blanket of provision and protection. He will help them smile over crises; he will pay their bills, and he will comfort them.

Jehovah will ensure that his children always have reasons to glorify his name. Therefore, it makes sense for anyone to establish definite relationship with God, since there is nothing good to lose in the process. Meanwhile, a person who fails to establish a precise relationship with God, and a person who slacks in his or her relationship with God will have many good things to lose! God’s deliverance, safety, and prosperity may not be readily available for people who distant themselves from their Creator.

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Prayer of Grace to have Total Confidence in God

 

Dear God, I do not want to fool myself by assuming that it is not necessary to have definite relationship with you! I need you; I need your deliverance, protection, and provisions! Therefore, I am ready to give all it takes to have you in my life as my personal Lord and Savior. I yield my total life to you today; I confess your Son Jesus Christ as Lord, and I accept him as my personal Savior. From now on, I will faithfully serve you, and for the rest of my life! Thank you God for sending your Son Jesus Christ to save my soul. For in the name of Jesus Christ I prayed. Amen.

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JESUS PURCHASED THE CHURCH WITH HIS BLOOD – Acts

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Acts – The Church of Christ to Maintain Its Traditional Values

(Passage: Acts 20)
Apostle Paul declared to a body of believers and stated,

 

“Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:26-29).

The Church to Honor Its Virtues

Jesus Christ founded the church for the purpose of benefiting all people that entrust their faith in him – The Christians. The Son of God purchased the church with his own blood through his death on the cross, so that people can fellowship and meet God’s mandate of holiness.

It is unfortunate that the church that Jesus Christ purchased with his blood has digressed from its traditional value. The Church has moved away from its Christ-centered traditions to fall in love with activities that have little or no contribution to God’s kingdom.

Most churches now lean toward towards politics. Their leaders restrict the move of Holy Spirit but allow their activities to be fully moderated by politics.

However, Jesus Christ expects the church to regain its stature and celebrate its Bible-based values.

Jesus will demonstrate his power in our various churches again if we can abide by his rules. Christ will reinstate his love with his church if he can gain its cooperation.

 

Application Prayer

Prayer for Church Reinstatement

Dear Lord Jesus Christ please redeem your church again. Gain the hearts of our church leaders to give room for the leadership of your Holy

Spirit. Please the church that you died for become relevant again. Let our church leaders start to fear and obey your instructions, and take your heavenly mandates seriously. Let the truth of your gospel be preached from our church altars; let true love be demonstrated among brethren, and keep us fit for your second coming.

Please, establish the standard of your righteousness in our churches so that people of this generation can have a good legacy to pass down to the coming ones.

Please make our churches receive your royal welcome in heaven as an adorable bride fit for her husband. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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THE PHARISEES CRITICIZED JESUS CHRIST – Luke

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Luke – The Pharisees Were Jealous of Jesus For His Capability

(Passage: Luke 6)

The Pharisees were bitter critics of Jesus Christ; they used their religion as a camouflage to express their jealousy and rage against him. The Pharisees were not hesitant to stalk Jesus all day long, and followed him on every turn to find an excuse to criticize and demean his ministry.

Bible recorded,

“Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He (Jesus) went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands. And some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”

Bible also recorded,

“Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered. So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him”

Luke 6:6-7;Luke 6:1-2

Children of God to be Sensitive and Resist Satan

Satan loves to station his evil agents around godly people to frustrate their efforts. The enemies would focus on making attempts to derail believers from their pursuits of righteousness by castigating their works and throwing every available stone with the hope one might stick. Therefore to overcome the devil, believers must be spiritually sensitive (watchful) and prayerful, and they must be filled with the Holy Spirit also.

However, believers must not forget Satan’s intention is not to discourage them from serving God only, but his main motive is to kill, to steal, and to destroy their salvation (John 10:10). Hence, while we (believers) remain prayerful and watchful, we can follow Jesus’ examples and appropriately react in all situations.

For example, when Satan instigated fury in Pharisees to accuse Jesus of wrongdoing,

  • Jesus ignored the Pharisees – Believers should largely ignore their critics.
  • Jesus remained persistent in doing God’s business –Believers should never stop doing God’s will.
  • Jesus always withdrew to a silent place to pray for strength’s renewal after ministering –Believers must always refill and refresh their energy through prayers.
  • Jesus changed locations to avoid enemies’ distractions –Believers should diversify in ministry to outsmart their enemies.

Application Prayer

Prayer to Overcome Your Spiritual Enemies

Dear God, please give me strength to overcome Satan and live triumphantly on earth to the glorification of your holy name! Again, give me strength to remain focus and pay no damn attention to the devil and his evil agents!

Let your Holy Spirit empower me to remain immovable, and to keep faithfully serving you during opposition and challenges. Also, let your Holy Spirit empower me to be watchful and prayerful so that I can keep prospering in all my ministerial activities, so that light of your gospel can spread throughout the world.

When my earthly race is eventually over, let me appear in your presence in heaven to hear “Weldon and welcome my servant to the joy of your Lord!” For I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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GOD REWARDED JOSHUA FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS – Joshua

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Obedience Leads To God’s Blessing

(Passage: Joshua 19)

Joshua who led Israelites to possess the Promised Land also claimed his own personal portion of the inheritance. Israelites awarded his entitlement to commemorate God’s faithfulness on him. Joshua had demonstrated remarkable courage in the past. He joined Caleb to stand with God in the wilderness, when others refused.

The scripture reported how he was rewarded:

“When they (Israelites) had made an end of dividing

the land as an inheritance according to their borders, the children of Israel gave an inheritances among them to Joshua the son of Nun. According to the word of the Lord they gave him the city which he asked for, Timnath Serah in the mountains of Ephraim; and he built the city and dwelt in it” (Joshua 19:49-50).

Lesson on Obedience

God still rewards people who diligently seek him. He will ensure they are blessed so that people can glorify his name. He will lift his children up and he will bless them. In fact, God’s rewards on his faithful children will extend beyond this earth! He would dignify them in heaven, and they will also receive crowns of glory.

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Prayer of Grace to be Worthy of God’s Blessings

Dear Lord, I love good rewards, and I want you to give me many of them. Let me faithfully serve you so that I can qualify for your blessings. Please encourage me to stand with you at all times, even when it is no convenient! Let me be your true son/daughter/servant that would receive honor on the Day of Reckoning. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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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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