Reading through the book of Nehemiah for our recent series “Ako, Ikaw, Tayo,” I noticed a shift in chapter 8.
Nehemiah takes a step back and Ezra steps in to read the Book of the Law to the people of Israel.
It’s interesting that Nehemiah didn’t step beyond what God called him to do – to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
As the church continues to grow by the grace of God, many have come suggesting that we need to focus on this more, teach on that better, prioritize this more and concentrate on that a bit more.
Hinging from what we read in Nehemiah, not understanding the call and stewardship God has given may lead to confusion.
Lesson? Know what God’s called you to do and stick to it. Well meaning people with wonderful intentions may come and suggest which will inadvertently distract you from what God’s called you to do.
So what is it for Victory? HONOR GOD. MAKE DISCIPLES.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
As Steve Murrell would put it, it’s the same ole’ boring strokes.
While the method may change, the message has remained the same throughout these years: Preach Christ and Him crucified.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:2)