Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. (2 Timothy 4:2)
Be bold enough to preach the Gospel. Be always ready everytime to preach the Gospel.
You will have to reprove sometimes. You’ll have to do some rebuking. And yes of course exorting. All of this to preach the Gospel while being patient and willing to teach.
Christ be with you as you preach the Gospel!
No matter where you are or where you go, know this; the Lord is able to always search your heart and examine your mind. This is a comfort to those are righteous and are putting their trust in the God.
By doing what is good, they can be rest assured of a reward thats is as good as their deeds. For the Lord God is all knowing and watches over all creation.
However for those who live by evil thoughts and unjust actions, its scary if they dare to realize their very existence is evaluated by the Lord God. Its only due to his mercy and forbearance that they get time to leave their wicked ways. Make no mistake, those who reject this goodness of God are simply setting themselves up for judgment in the afterlife.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
The Lord has given us good instruction in his Holy Word so that those faithful to Him, be strengthened in doing what is just and holy. And also as a testimony of his mercy offered to sinners so that they be saved. May you be found in a worthy state when Jesus Christ comes again in glory!
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:12-14)
🔘Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1)
🔘The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light (Romans 13:12)
🔘Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. (1 Corinthians 9:24)
🔘So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. (1 Corinthians 9:26)
There are times when people will need help from you. They might need your prayers and also encouragement to to what is right. Sometimes they might need to be corrected gently. Then again they may be in need of godly counsel from you. Are you ready for it? If not then train yourself to help others.
Please avoid saying that you are not equipped so you can’t help. That may be true but what stops you from getting trained? You can even get trained in church at times besides you can always learn from the Bible. Please avoid saying that every time a troubled person comes all you will do is refer him/her to your pastor or preacher. There are times when it makes sense to directly refer them. However there are times when you can at least a short pray and speak Biblical exhortation before you send the person to your pastor or preacher.
You don’t need to be an ordained church minister to help others in need. Does giving food to the poor, need you to have a theology degree? Certainly not. Does being kind to a person who suffered an accident, need you to first attend a seminary? Absolutely not. Don’t ever let any legalism stop from doing what is right and in your power to help others in need!
Christ be with you.