TUESDAY, MARCH 22
And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city
where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.”
Acts 15:36 (NLT)
WHEN BROTHERS FIGHT: OUR MISSION IS TO REACH AND TEACH
One of the greatest legends in teaching was a 17th century Czech man named Jan Komensky. He is sometimes called Comenius. He promoted the idea of universal education for all, came up with the idea of illustrated textbooks and interlinear books with columns in two languages — and a host of other teaching innovations. He was also a man of God and leader among the Bohemian Brethren, the group that sent out the first modern missionaries. (source unknown).
Teaching was a primary part of the mission of the early church. Paul and Barnabas were committed to going back to the places where they had “proclaimed” God’s Word and to make sure they were still adhering to Biblical truth. In fact, many of the letters the Apostle Paul wrote were to clear up bad teaching that had crept into the church.
In Colossians 1:28, the Apostle Paul wrote, “So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.” What was Paul warning them about and what should we be warning others about? How should Paul’s motivation for teaching them be our same motivation?
Thank God for those who consistently proclaim God’s Word to you. Ask God to open doors for you to warn others of the danger of rejecting Jesus.