Good morning! I want to ask everybody to pray for Sandy Parker. This is our brother in Christ who needs our prayers and encouragement. Lord, I pray that you touch Sandy with your healing hand and give him strength this morning. Thank you Lord!
I want to look at a very direct scripture that the Church really needs today. Colossians 1:28-29 says, “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.”
Paul is charging the Church to do 3 things. First, he tells us to proclaim the Lord Jesus! We are called to tell everyone about the good news of Jesus Christ. We can not be ashamed and we can’t back down when the world is standing in our face. Our God is alive! He has risen from the grave and is sitting at the right hand of the Father! He is the giver of life and He is my Savior! We have a calling; To go and to tell this world about His amazing love and grace.
Secondly, we have to teach the scriptures! Satan is a lier and a deceiver! He likes to send a message of half truth, which we know is not truth at all. It is time for the Church of Jesus Christ to get back to the basics and dive into the Word of God! Get the Bible off of the coffee table and begin to hide the Word of God in your heart. The Word of God is alive and active and will stand the test of time. We have to know the scriptures, because we are commanded to share it!
Thirdly, we are to reach the world. Matthew 28:19 Jesus says, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” We have to keep the main thing, the main thing! Don’t lose focus Church. We have “The Answer” and His name is Jesus! This world is searching for something to fill the hole in their hearts. They are looking for peace, happiness, and joy. Let’s tell the world and give away what God has given us!
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to pray for Sandy! Love y’all!