STRIVING TOGETHER FOR THE FAITH OF THE GOSPEL
“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” Philippians 1:27
You must realise that as a believer in these times, that you are part of the army of God and our major preoccupation as soldiers of Christ is that we must do all we can to strive together for the faith of the gospel.
We are an army, that means we march together, run together and fight together. One thing that is quite common these days are believers that choose to be isolated from the pack. They say my Christianity is between me and my God but it’s not so.
The moment you became born again, you were enlisted by the Holy Spirit in to the Army of God, your local Church where you go to, becomes your station, the Shepherd of the House is the commanding officer for that station, and you and other believers in the fold are working like soldiers in the Army of God with just one goal in mind – Striving together for the Faith of the gospel. This is God’s structure, this is God’s plan.
You are not a member of a local church just because you like the Pastor’s preaching or your friends go there. You are set by God’s Spirit in that church to join forces with the Pastors and others there to establish God’s Kingdom (His way and His will) on the face of the earth.
This is the mindset you must carry as you go to a church and serve in God’s house.
It’s not about you going to church to get blessed alone but also to strive alongside others for the faith of the gospel.
Five ways you can be involved with your local church in striving for the faith of the gospel
Be physically present for church service, meetings, discipleship training and special events.
Volunteer your time, your skills, talents and energy into serving in God’s house.
Be a soul winner. Commit to winning souls to the kingdom and bringing them into God’s house for discipleship and further training .
Give generously to the cause of the gospel as God prospers you. Consistent tithes and offerings are great but going over and beyond that to partnering with the ministry for the spread of the gospel is even better.
Let the messages taught in the house produce fruits in your life.
I am a soldier for Christ, marching to, running to and fighting together for the faith of the gospel. I am a labourer in God’s vineyard, bringing his plans and purposes for this earth to pass. I do all to strive together for the faith of the gospel. Hallelujah! Amen.
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