Anglican Communion Daily Fountain Devotional 31 March 2020
TOPIC: Paul’s Ministry to the Church
SCRIPTURE: Colossians 1:25-29
MESSAGE: Paul willingly accepts the obligation to proclaim Christ and to suffer for Him. He became a minister to preach the gospel to every creature according to the stewardship from God to fulfil the word of God. Paul views himself as a divinely chosen administrator whose work was to make the word of God fully known.
The mystery which refers to God’s unfolding plan for the world and for redemption through the Messiah (4:3; Eph. 1:9) was hidden for ages and revealed by God. A mystery is a spiritual truth which was once hidden, but is now revealed and which without special revelation, would have remained unknown (Romans 16:25-26). At the heart of the mystery is the amazing result of the New Covenant which is “Christ in you the hope of glory” (v.27).
God himself in the person of Christ will be directly and personally present in the lives of His people. His presence will assure them of a future life with Him when He returns. Paul’s responsibility was to make the word of God fully known.We also are to share the gospel. We need to labour, struggle and toil to make other believers grow and mature in Christ. Are you involved?
Oh God, make me an instrument of Yours to proclaim, preach and teach the gospel to others so that they may grow unto full stature in Christ. Amen!
DAILY QUOTE: “For the Lord preserves the faithful …” (Psalm 31:23)
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