Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5 (KJV)
The gospel has been offered freely to everyone without discrimination and so is the kingdom of God accessible to everyone. But you have roles to play to make these possible for you. It is not enough to hear the gospel; you must also live it and share it to with those who have not yet received it.
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
“Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.” Romans 14:4 (KJV)
Every one of us is called to serve a unique purpose in the house of God – the church. It is expedient that you focus on your core duty in the house of God; not comparing yourself with anyone else, or trying to do what everyone else is doing rather than what you are called to do. It does not matter how huge or minute your contributions are; or how much value others place on your work.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:30-40
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” James 2:17 (KJV)
Most Christians today claim to be “faith filled” when their lives and actions show otherwise. There is nothing to show practically that they have faith because their mouths say one thing, and their actions exhibit the opposite.
Scripture: Matthew 20:25-28
“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Philippians 2: 6-7 (NIV)
Leadership is about serving others. Many who seek positions of authority lack the basic requirements needed to function effectively in such positions. They seek to exercise power over their followers and
Scripture: Matthew 18:1-6
“By humility and fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life” Proverbs 22:4 (KJV)
One of the strongest traits of a child’s character is humility. Every child tends to love and trust everyone. They hold no grudge and seek a cordial relationship with everyone. This is the same attitude and lifestyle God expects from every Christian.
Scripture: Matthew 13:44-52
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
In many of Jesus’ teachings, the kingdom of God is compared to everyday events - activities and things we can relate to. A consistent theme across these illustrations is the truth that every believer has a part to play to enjoy the kingdom of God. The discovered treasure hidden in a field,
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:3-10
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)
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When we switch on our televisions, surf the internet or walk out into the streets, we are bombarded with advertising gimmicks from sellers to buy the next trinket or electronic gadget, attend the most exciting programme or send our children to the best school or programme in town.