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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

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Monday 8th May 2017

This week, in our Daily Devotions we are going to be looking at some key verses in the Bible about sharing your faith. God has called all of us to be His witnesses and sharing your faith through your actions and words is part of the Christian life.

Philemon 1 v 4 – 7

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.

In this passage, the Apostle Paul is writing to Philemon and he is encouraged by what he hears about Philemon’s faith. He challenges Philemon to share his faith and then states that by sharing his faith he will deepen his understanding of Jesus. In other words when we share our faith we grow in our faith.

I love these words by Leonard Ravenhill:

The gospel is a fact, therefore tell it simply. The gospel is a joyful fact, therefore tell it cheerfully. The gospel is an entrusted fact, therefore tell it faithfully. The gospel is a fact of infinite moment, therefore tell it earnestly. The gospel is a fact of infinite love, therefore tell it feelingly. The gospel is a fact of difficult comprehension to many, therefore tell it with illustration. The gospel is a fact about a Person, therefore preach Christ.

Today, look for opportunities to share your faith with those around you and as you do expect your relationship with God to deepen.

Have a great day!

Peter Jordan
Senior Pastor at Sawyers Church

Sawyers Church