Thursday 21st November, 2019
Theme: Practise What You Preach
Passage: Titus 2:1-15
Nothing erodes and kills credibility faster than not practising what is preached. If you can’t follow your words with actions, don’t say them. The gospel of salvation is for all irrespective of your sex, age, condition, man or woman, young or old, superior or inferior. The purpose is for us to know and do what is commanded by God, living and depending on the power of Holy Spirit. We are to do away with every sin that easily beset, obstructs and hinders us (Heb 12:1).
Most importantly, people want to see us practise what we preach to the world. Our lives should be able to showcase Christ. Our words should be edifying not destructive. When you preach honesty, are you honest. Is your heart pure as you preach purity of heart? How often do you show love as you preach love? What of trustworthiness, integrity, faithfulness in stewardship (Psalm 101:1-3)? In all things show yourself a pattern of good works (Titus 2:7).
Don’t say “I’m not a pastor so God is not talking to me.” The mission of preaching to people and saving souls is for every child of God (Matt 28:18). As a child of God, saved by grace, if you want to be followed, be an example. Parents should be good examples to their children; maintain a high level of integrity (Proverb 11:3). Let Christ be seen in your actions, and in your words.
MEMORY VERSE: Titus 2:7-8 “In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.”
HYMN: MHB 557 – WHAT is our calling’s glorious hope,
PRAYER: Lord Jesus you lived an exemplary life of all you taught us, ….Help me to live an exemplary life that brings glory to your name.
READ: Day -1 Peter 4-5; Night -Ezekiel 4-6
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