Monday, 28 October 2013

PREACH THE UNDILUTED WORD OF GOD

TEXT: JOSHUA 8: 34-35
“Afterwards, Joshua read all the words of the law, the BLESSINGS and the CURSES, just as it is written in the book of the law, there was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the aliens who lived among them.” (Joshua 8:34-35).
Joshua a leader that succeeded Moses was given a book of law to read to the people of Israel. He read both blessings and curses written in the book as commanded by Moses. What we need to notice here is that Joshua did not want to please and make the people happy by reading to them only the blessings in the book of law, he went further by reading to them all the curses JUST AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW. As God’s servants teaching His word in one capacity or the other, do not shy away from telling your congregation the true word of God, don’t try to make them happy by telling them what they want to hear alone (The good side of scripture). Tell them also the consequences of not living a life of holiness and obedience to the word of God. Do not add to the word of God, do not take out of it, preach it the way it is written in the book of law (The Bible).  Never try to make your sermon or message to favour your congregation, preach the truth and not the sweet words that will support the negative acts of the congregation.
You are in the position to teach the word of God so that you can show them the right way and make them to live to please God. Do not be afraid of losing your congregations, and because of this conceal the truth from them. Teach the word as it ought to be taught, so that you can be set free from the judgement of God.
Whatever the bible say is right; let them know it is right and what the bible is against; let them know so that they can make amends. Be bold to teach the word of God, after all it is not your word but the word of God!

Teach the congregation the right way to please God without any reservation, you did not write the bible you are just teaching what God instructed you to do. Don’t modify your sermon to “disguise” evil for good, hit the nail on the head, and preach the word of God “undiluted” for God is going to hold you accountable for every word that comes out of your mouth. (Matthew 12:36-37).

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