When Jesus came to earth, He fulfilled the plan of salvation and provided a way for us to be reconciled to the Father. After His return to heaven, He promised a helper would come to empower us to take His message of salvation, forgiveness and love to all the world. In Ephesians 4:11-13 Paul explains some of the resources the Holy Spirit gives to believers (His church) so that we might live fully equipped lives for Christ. “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” Not all believers are called to be pastors or teachers but all of us are called to be recipients of good godly teaching so that we may be equipped to do God’s work. Because Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, we can trust God’s Word to grow and mature us so we can be fully and completely equipped to live for Him.
Where are you getting your good godly teaching? Is that teaching based on the Word of God or is it more a social, feel good type of message? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 promises God’s Word is complete and sufficient for our training in right living. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
Ask God to guide you to a place of worship that stands on the Word of God and gives it out regularly. You will be blessed.
P.S Due to the Corona Virus, this Sunday, March 22, 2020, my place of worship will be live streaming the service. Tune in to YouTube: wearecrossroads at 10:15, the service begins at 10:30 AM PST If you miss it live, that’s okay- it is still there for your viewing or reviewing thanks to YouTube.