Jesus Christ preached the truth of God’s kingdom to his audience and gave them an opportunity to be saved. Christ’s message was filled with the bitter truth that would make people to either love or hate him. He cared less about people’s opinion but cared more about the kingdom of God that he recruited people for. Jesus also scolded the hypocritical Pharisees who claimed to be religious but were out there satisfying public opinion against the commandments of God. Jesus said, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. Foolish ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also? But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over *them* are not aware *of them*” (Luke 11:39-44).
Christians must preach a thorough message of the kingdom of God for people to have an opportunity to obtain Christ’s salvation. We must preach an undiluted message of the kingdom to persuade people to make a positive choice of complying with God’s laws and be saved. Christians must not preach to make people feel good. We must remember that God did not send us Jesus Christ to tell us what we wanted to hear. He sent him to preach the bitter truth of God’s kingdom so that all people can measure up to the standard of God and be saved.
Jesus Christ came to earth and preached an undiluted gospel. Christ preached the kingdom of God and die for the sake (and also resurrected) for the purpose of earning us the gift of eternal life in heaven. Hence, Christian must make it a point of duty to preach an undiluted message of the Cross. We must preach the truth of God’s kingdom so that people can repent of their sins; confess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord, and be saved.
Believers must teach and preach the basic principles of the Bible (Without any subtraction or addition). All Christians are preachers, and we must not sound politically correct. We are not called to conform with the world but we are called to conform with heaven! To be precise, Christians’ preaching must not focus on receiving a public endorsement or seeking a personal gain. We must preach the truth of God’s kingdom as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Christians must make people understand that Jesus Christ is the only sure way of gaining an entrance to heaven *(John 3:16)*. Only people who have confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will be welcome to heaven. Therefore, we must preach and teach the fundamental principles of God’s kingdom so that people can be saved.
Dear God, I understand that you require your children to preach the truth of your kingdom so that people can be saved; please give me the power to do so! Empower me to preach an undiluted message of your kingdom; do not let me get carried away with the cares of the world and lose the purpose of my calling! Please make me a Christian who is committed to obeying your laws and preaching an unbiased gospel. Let my preaching focus on satisfying you; do not let me focus on seeking public approval and/or personal gains.
Please empower me by the Holy Spirit to preach a direct message (in a plain language for people to understand) so that they can move closer and serve you. Please let my words be seasoned with grace and let my lifestyle coincide with the standard of the Bible so that people can praise you on my behalf. Please prosper me in every area of my life and ever keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
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