**Warning** This message maybe convicting to Pastors. Too many preachers say “just stay faithful preaching”, that is only half true. Could you imagine if teachers in the public schools had only one requirement and that was to lecture on topics? Teachers are required to teach the students and develop ways to measure what the students have learned. Concrete Applications! Maybe preachers should be more like teachers? We are commanded to be fruitful also. If a preacher preaches for years and the Christians receiving these teachings are not practicing what they are learning then the preacher is failing at his calling. Christ calls us to MAKE disciples. Ephesians 4:12 says to PREPARE God’s people for WORKS of SERVICE. Just staying faithful in preaching is a copout. All Christians are to be Faithful at being Fruitful.
It’s hard to talk about the Good News of Jesus Christ without talking about the Bad News that everyone is a sinner. Addressing the sins of the sinful nature in our culture is considered intolerant, politically incorrect and is even labeled as “hate speech”. Yet a righteous person can be pulled off the righteous pedestal if revealed to be hypocrite “sin” that’s the double standard. That is why Christians must be the first to acknowledge their own sins. 1. Level The Playing Field. Acknowledge your own sin first. 2. Then you can look at God’s Moral Code with an unrepentant person. 3. Share the Good News that Jesus took your sins upon Himself at the cross and gave you His righteousness. That is the only way a person will make it to Heaven.
Essential terms that a Christian should understand. These big “tion” words are terms used in the Bible. If you want to increase your confidence of eternal glory with God, then wrap your brain around this awesome Theology! You can also impress your friends with these five syllable words!
New is every moment for the slave of God. In Christ there is nowhere to go but forward, leave the past behind. Learn from it, that’s called Wisdom. Move on to great feats of service for your King! 2011 is a time to think about how to improve your commitment to study God’s Word and improve your ministry to Him.