From the beginning, it has been true that Christians are obligated to work (an evident demonstration of genuine faith), for that is according to the principles of God. The warning of Paul that we find at 1 Timothy 4:16 was packed with meaning for the holy ones in early Christianity. However, today the times that we live in are more perilous, the days are more wicked.
There stood a mighty Prophet; there was the predicted character of the Lord’s Servant; there was a peerless One. The good news proclaimed by John the Baptist was true. The Christ had indeed come.
May we not pause here to consider what this means with reference to our methods of work for Christ?
The ministry of Peter and those associated with him is presented with amazing completeness in the second chapter of the Book of Acts. Here is
This is the first day of the year. Let us make the resolution that we will defend the faith but that we will do so with gentleness and respect.
A Christian should not attempt to ram the truth down someone’s throat or to speak patronizingly or critically to them.
The Master Jesus Christ has found approval with his trustworthy, reliable servants and their work as messengers, envoys to the world of mankind alienated from God. Jesus will refresh his disciples and sustain them in these difficult times, as they seek out many other people with a receptive heart, willing to receive the good news of the kingdom, as the proclamation continues a little longer.
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it. – 1 Cor. 9:23. NASB Everything