FULFIL YOUR CALLING IN THE GOSPEL – Pastor Chris
Saturday, August 18, 2018
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18).
Some people live their lives pursuing their own selfish interests, not aligning themselves with God’s vision of world evangelism. God wants your dreams to be connected to His dream; that way, your motives will always reflect His vision of having all men saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.
Soul winning should be the compelling motive and propelling force in your life. You’re first a Christian before being a politician, teacher, banker, student, etc.; therefore, fulfil your calling in the Gospel. Have the Gospel motive! Let your motivation in life be the expansion of God’s Kingdom, for therein lies true joy, fulfilment and all the blessings you could ever desire.
Matthew 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” This was an instruction given by the Lord Jesus Christ, not just to pastors and evangelists, but to all who would believe on His Name. You’re a minister of the New Testament (2 Corinthians 3:6); a bearer and dispenser of the glad tidings of salvation. You’ve been commissioned to reach out to those living in darkness with the light of salvation.
Acts 13:47 says, “For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” You’re a light in a dark world; therefore, be aglow with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Beam the Gospel with steady radiance to others so they can become lights as well.
Whenever you have the opportunity to preach the Gospel, do it without fear. Be bold and recognise that you’re God’s man for the hour, holding forth the word of life; opening the eyes of them that are lost, and turning them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. What a calling! What a ministry!
Dear Father, thank you for the grace for salvation that’s at work even now, as your children all around the world proclaim the Gospel. Many are turned from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, as they hear and receive the Gospel today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 5:14-16; Habakkuk 2:14; Matthew 28:19-20
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN 1 Corinthians 3 & Psalms 109-112
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Philippians 4:8-13 & Jeremiah 3
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