Tuesday 29th October, 2019
Theme: Remain What You Are In Christ
Passage: 1corinthians. 15:1-11
Paul was the founding pastor of the church at Corinth. He spent eighteen months working among them (Acts 18:11). It was he who first made these people to be aware of Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension. Before their conversion, the Corinthians were worldly but later gave Paul’s proclamation of the Good News a favorable reception. That was how they came to be Christians in the first place. The Good News of that proclamation was the foundation on which their faith stood.
The Corinthian Christians had done well. They received the gospel and stood in it but they had to continue to do well, and hold fast the gospel as preached to them by Apostle Paul. Every Christian must take seriously his/her responsibility to not only to have a good past, and a good present, but to determine to have a great future with the Lord. They are to hold to the faith and defend it to the last.
An old preacher used to say: “you have to keep on keeping on”. Though this man wasn’t always right nor did he care to try and be such, from time to time, he had some words of wisdom that were worth keeping in mind. We do have to “keep on keeping on”. Whatever the situation maybe, consider these inspired words which echo this principle: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord…, (I Corinthians 15:58).
Are you presently facing some challenges in your Christian race and you are nursing the idea of withdrawing from the faith? For Christ’ sake, hold on to your faith in Him. Keep on. Hold on!
MEMORY VERSE: Luke 9:61 “Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the Kingdom of God.”
HYMN: MHB 526 – O JESUS, I have promised
PRAYER: Our Father in heaven, in Your mercy uphold me in this Christian race and help me to finish well and strong, in Jesus’ name.
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