Theme: “BE STRONG, FEAR NOT”
Text: “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.” – Titus 2:7-8.
Comment: Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour is the greatest man who ever lived on earth. He was born perfect and died perfect. He taught us to be sincere, diligent and earnest in the service of God. We should serve God without compromising with false religion or the traditions of men. He taught us that a leader should lead by example and that we should be humble enough to serve one another, hence he washed the disciples’ feet. (John 13:1-15; 1 Peter 2:21) To all people of goodwill he gave the open invitation that they should come to him and learn of him so as to have rest for their souls. – Matthew 11:28-30.
Those whose duty it is to preach the gospel must be faithful to the truth brought by Christ. In his farewell charge to the Christians at Ephesus, St. Paul said, “I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:33-35) And Apostle James exhorted, “So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. – James 2:12.