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Stedfast

Therefore, my beloved brethern, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord – 1st Corinthians 15:58

The word gospel means “Good News”. The gospel is a proposition and a person. As a proposition, it embraces the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, but the gospel is the teaching of the person of Jesus.

The gospel is good news, informing everyone they can be saved from a dying world. Salvation doesn’t discriminate the poor, rich, educated, or uneducated. Every nationality is welcome to salvation that comes through Jesus. Jesus came to do the will of the Father, as well as give instructions for every believer on how to please God in our worship. Worship is not only praising God verbally, but it is also praising God in our character and behavior¬†(For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother – Matthew 12:50).

God’s will is for none of His creation to perish, but to have a life. He sent His Son so we can have an abundant life. Abundance is not materialistic, but it’s spiritual. Relationships come by spending time with someone, learning their likes and dislikes, unity and oneness. This is what God desires for all of His people to be with Him. We can learn God’s desires by taking the time to read and study His written word.

He never tells us to do something, He hasn’t given us the power to do. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath; he cannot be my disciple – Luke 14:33). Jesus’ will was to do the will of the Father, and that should be our will as well. To forsake means literally to renounce or give up. A Christian may face loss of social status or wealth. He may have to give up control over his money, time or his career. He may be hated, and separated from his family, and even put to death. Following Jesus doesn’t mean a trouble-free life. Whatever we may have to go through as Christians, we can’t faint, but we must be consistent in our walk with the Lord and the instructions God has given us through His written word and His Son.

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