Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Are You Furthering the Cause?

Acts 8:4
4Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

"Those" were witnesses to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church was going through persecution in Jerusalem. So many believers in Christ had to retreat to other places. The persecution of the church did not hinder their testimony of the gospel. The gospel of Jesus Christ was spread by many who were considered to be the least in society. Jesus gave a command that His message be spread throughout the earth. Indeed, the persecution and the scattering of the church in Jerusalem ensured the continuance of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. The idea that though the followers were under persecution, their faith remained strong. It gave them more reason to proclaim their faith. 'Wherever they went' means exactly that. Wherever the witnesses set foot, their lives and mouths became a living testimony of the love and redemption Jesus represents. Wherever you tread, are you a witness? Is your life a living testimony? Are people able to see the working of Christ in your life? Are you furthering the cause of Christ or is it coming to a halt?

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