Tuesday - God's Messengers - Matthew 22:3-10 In this parable of Jesus, we come to understand that if we are a servant of Jesus we are called to go to those who have been called to the banquet to come. Even though some refused and made excuse the king wanted his servant to invite and bring in all so that his banquet hall could be filled. As servants of the King we are to invite all to hear and share in the good news of the gospel and let the King be the judge of who stays and who is put out. We are called to share the message.
Wednesday - Preaching - Luke 9:2 As divine messengers, we are sent out by Christ, just like the disciples were, to preach the message that Jesus, Himself preached. "The kingdom of God is at hand" and we are to help in bringing a healing to the sick. We are to speak and work to relieve the stresses of life that touch the soul and the body. The Word that we are to share is acknowledging our dependency upon God to help get us through each day. To share how we need to renew that relationship and fellowship with the Creator and Sustainer of life.
Thursday - Missions - Luke 24:48 To truly take the role of witness we must be willing to tell what we know. Jesus shared with the disciples the simple message of the gospel to share with all those who would listen in all nations of the world. That commission given is our mission and purpose where He would lead us to go. Some of us may not travel around the world but our witness may influence those who will. We have been given a mission a purpose in life to be the disciple of the Living Lord.
Friday - Baptism - John 3:5 The good news is a message that links the belief of the heart with and action of man and a cleansing from God. One of the ways to acknowledge what God has done in our lives is the act of baptism in or with water. Water baptism is an outward sign of an inner faith that tells people that we have had our sins forgiven, washed away. But we read here that there is a need for a baptism of the Spirit before entrance into heaven is granted. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the action of god placing His Spirit into our lives as we give our lives to be filled with His Holy (pure) Presence.
Saturday - Faith - John 5:24 Jesus wanted it to be known that if we listen to the good news and have faith in Him have made the big transition from death to life, from darkness to light. This good news is the message that was to be shared so that those who hear and believe and have eternal life without condemnation. Have faith in God's plan of salvation and you will be blessed with eternal life with an eternal home with Him.