Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Proclaim Him!

Colossians 1:28-29, HCSB

We proclaim Him . . .
  • Are you proclaiming Him? Is the message of Christ central to your teaching of the Bible?
Warning and teaching . . .
  • Are you warning and teaching? The Bible is more than a book of knowledge and self-helps. Teaching should prompt repentance when needed; it should provide direction; it should promote biblical living; it should provoke us to worship Him.
Everyone . . .
  • Are you inclusive or exclusive in who you teach? Does your church provide opportunities for all ages? Is your group open to teaching people who aren't like you?
With all Wisdom . . .
  • Is your teaching rooted in Godly wisdom? You must be growing too!
So that we may present everyone mature in Christ . . .
  • Imagine presenting your Sunday School or group to God--would He be pleased? Would you have made every effort to present maturing Christians?
I labor for this . . .
  • Roll up your sleeves; there is work involved!
Striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.
  • We can't do this on our own nor are we expected to. Ultimately it is His work through us. And it is a powerful work! Praise the Lord for his strength.