Topic: “Genuine Preacher’s Joy” Higher Every Day – Pastor W. F. Kumuyi. – [Friday, June 2, 2017]
“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming” (1 Thessalonians 2:19)?A senior school teacher once fervently prayed to God requesting for help to enable his students work hard and succeed at their final year examination. The students eventually passed the examination. This gave the teacher a great joy. It is the same with every genuine preacher of God’s word. The preaching of the word must lead to conversion of sinners and the converts must abide in the word and faith to bring joy to heaven and in the heart of the preacher. Hear Apostle John, “I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received commandment from the Father” (2 John 4). As a Christian youth, do you live in obedience to the word or God preached by your pastor and other leaders? His joy is that, you and other members of the Church obey God’s word. He knows that only the doers of God’s word are justified, so he looks forward to that. Obeying and keeping God’s commandment is what gives true joy to a genuine preacher. Be a source of joy to your ministers.
Challenge: A real Christian is hard working.
Prayer: IGive me the grace to obey you, Lord.
Quote: Be a source of joy to your ministers.
Bible Reading in one Year: Colossians 1:1-6