Good Morning Dear Friends
I hope you woke up to a bright Sunday morning and are looking forward to uniting with other believers to Praise and Worship God.
Please find below the Message I am preaching this morning at Buea Community Church. I hope it is a blessing to you.
At 2pm today, we begin in Buea, the first in a series of 4 conferences with Pastors all over Cameroon in 4 different cities in 4 different Regions of the country. Thank you for remembering us in your prayers. If you are moved to send a gift to support the work of the ministry, just let me know. have a blessed Sunday and week.
The Good and faithful Servant
There are 3 major gifts we have been given freely by God beside our salvation. They are Time, Talent (skill) and Treasure (money and material). Notice the 3 T’s.
- The Master trusted his 3 servants to entrust them with his wealth. V14. If you have received anything from God, be careful how you use it because it is an indication that God trusts you.
- Each one received what they were able to handle. V15. Don’t worry that God has not given you as much as he has given someone else. You have receive what you have received because God knows that how much you can handle right now. If you were to receive more than that, you would crash.
- two of three servants traded and so grew in their talents. V16-17. If you invest what God has give, it will grow and multiply and bless multitudes.
- One servant did not trade his talent and so did not experience any increase. V18. When you bury your talent, it dies.
- When the master finally returned, he required his servant to each give an account. V19-20. For every assignment, you will have to give an account to the one who gave you the assignment.
- The Lord rewards faithfulness, not the size of our work. Notice how the servants with 5 and two talents had the exact same recommendation: “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” V21-23. Until you are faithful in small things, you will never be put in charge of big things.
- The unproductive servant blamed his Master. V24-25. Those who are unproductive, always blame others.
- Evil and slothfulness (Laziness, Prov. 24.30-34) were responsible for his unproductivity. V26-27. Those who are unproductive often do not see themselves as the greatest cause of their unproductivity.
- Even the little the unproductive servant had was seized and given to the productive servant. V28-29. When you are unproductive in your assignment, God will simply take it away and give to someone else who is productive because God’s work MUST be done. None of us is indispensable to God.
- The unproductive servant ended up in eternal separation from God. V30. The ultimate consequence of a spiritually unproductive life is an eternity separated from God. Ay that never be your portion, in Jesus Name!
- Make sure you use/invest faithfully, whatever ‘gifts’ (Time, Talent, Treasure) the Lord has graciously given you.
- Remember that you will be reward not for the size of your work but for how faithful you were to your work.
- If you are unfaithful and slothful and consequently unproductive with what God has entrusted to you, he will take it away from you and give it to someone else who is faithful and productive.
After all is said and done, the heavenly welcome is ‘Welcome, thou good and faithful Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor Teacher, Bishop, Reverend, Dr., Professor, Leader, Preacher, SERVANT!
Friends, greetings from our home in Buea. I arrived Saturday from Bangkok, after the historic Global Proclamation Congress (GProCongress) for Pastoral Trainers. From Bangkok, I was headed to the USA but finally arrived Cameroon. Amazing! All things work for good. ‘Thank you’ to all of you who have remembered me, my ministry and family in your prayers. I will spend two months in Cameroon with family and ministry before returning to the US towards end of August. I will be involved with a lot of ministry while here, both with Buea Community Church and with Pastors all over the nation. The work is huge and if the Lord moves you to send support at any time of any kind, please do not hesitate to do so. The need is always there. Thank you.
The Words above are among Jesus’ last Words to the Church. If you knew you would die in the next day or two and you had to leave your last words with your children, what would they be in one or two sentences. For those who have the opportunity to know that their death is imminent, the want to tell their children what they consider to be most important to them.
If these are the last words of Jesus to his disciples, those must be the most important thing that Jesus wanted to leave with them. It was the assignment to pass on what they received from him. They were to go share the good news of salvation in Christ alone with others and teach them to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
Unfortunately, today, most followers of Christ are not making disciples but rather just enjoying being a disciple of Christ.
Are you actively making (or seeking to make) disciples for Jesus or you are simply happy, grateful and satisfied that you are a disciple of Christ?
I pray for you that in the next 7 days, you will present Jesus to someone and hopefully leed them to faith in Christ. Don’t end there, meet regularly with them to help them get a solid Christian foundation before you let them go on their on. Yes, you Can, brother! You can, sister!
Have a blessed day!
During his famous sermon on the Mount, Jesus told his disciples to let their light shine before others. There is a light in each believer that is supposed to be shinning; not primarily for them to see but for others to see. But what is this light that is supposed to be shining and where does the energy to shine come from? Well, as we all know, a bulb does not shine of its own accord. It derives energy from a different source. Same with us! The Holy Spirit is your source of power to shine. Note that the light that shines in our passage is linked to good deeds that others see. Psalms 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
So, we may rightly conclude as follows: When we meditate on the Word of God, the Word becomes light for us PERSONALLY to walk before God. However, when we live or practice the Word through good deeds, the good deeds we do in obedience to the Word become light for others to see. I may claim to be full of the Holy Ghost and the Word, but if people never see the good I do because of the Word, I am only a clanging cymbal.
“People will never see the Word of God in you until you live it.”
I pray that God will give us the grace to integrate God’s Word in our daily lives.