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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fragile...Handle With Care.

"...for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel."--1 Corinthians 9:16.  Paul, writing to the Corinthian church realizes how serious a task preaching the gospel really is.  He says if he does so voluntarily, he has a reward.  If he does it under compulsion, he has a stewardship entrusted to him.  Point being, either way he has got to do it, there is no choice in the matter.

Do we take this task as seriously as Paul did?  The statement "Woe is me" carries with it the seriousness of such a duty as sharing the gospel message with others.  Our attitude should be to do so voluntarily.  Why? Because we have a reward.  At the same time though, we still have a stewardship entrusted to us.  I heard a question asked once that was part of a sermon series, "Is the Gospel safe in your hands?" We have been entrusted with the gospel message.  God is trusting us with the most precious message any one person could ever deliver.  Carrying the gospel message is like handling a package that says "Fragile" or "Handle With Care".  Why is this message so "fragile"? Because if we somehow fail to deliver it properly, a person's soul is at stake. So at this point you might be asking what this whole gospel thing is about? Well for lack of time, I can't go into detail at this time. But it all begins here in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.  Take this message out to the world and HANDLE WITH CARE! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! PRAY ABOUT IT! LOVE Y'ALL GOD BLESS! THINK SOULS!

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