The Message - Sermon

Building the Kingdom

We are called to build the Kingdom.

Hillel the Elder had stated: whosoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whosoever that saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”

What is the Holy Bible in your own word? Is the Bible a living word with soul and spirit, or just another book of Philosophy?

Christian leaders must walk by examples, talk with purity, not elite centered and self righteous, with mission to encourage unity among believers and bring the word of truth to the unbelievers. Discourage the hearer from deceitful tongue and sweet promises using the Word and inducing fear into one’s mind. In general “What is hateful to you and will destroy the body, do not do it to your fellow; either believers or non believers. “ Hillel’s quotes

Treat everyone with honor and dignity “if the person deserves to be honored” or just keep your distance in silence, this is living in real-world and it counts. We have a saying that “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” When they received condemnation you might be mistakenly be condemned too.” Paul or St Paul was very vocal about this saying” What fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness, what communion has light with darkness.

The Word of God has already been preached throughout the world and leaders of non leaders of this generation should already know what Paul or St. Paul means when he said it to the Corinthians to “Avoid confrontation that will only lead to confusion of the hearer and be a judge when arguments become sour.”

Love God in secret is more divine and love your neighbors whoever they are in public is more pleasing and can influence others to do the same. Showing care is not enough to define love, helping others sometimes can be misinterpreted as weaknesses to the one being helped; people are embedded with pride or ego. We have to consider that too.

There is a quote also from Hillel that “If I am not for myself who is for me? And being for my own self, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?” Loving God in His wholeness and loving your Neighbors as yourself is a commandment of Love which is the will of the Father.

For leaders you are accountable to your flocks, to gather them in unison, their growth relies on your shoulder and their future to be a great leader depends on you. A good leader produces good followers and as they grow from your leadership they will become better leaders.

For Nonleaders who have a desire to learn the Word of Truth, avoid being deceived. Join a Bible study, attend a Sunday school. Asking questions is greater than just listening and it measures the penetration of that knowledge and understanding as you grow to His Word day by day.

Open the Holy Bible as often as we open our email. Share the Word of God to the best of our knowledge, as often as we share something in our FB account. Share the things that inspire and motivates us, our successful adventures, and not our misadventures. We all have a mission in life, try to discover it and you will find it with the help of the Almighty God and the Son Jesus our 2nd Adam.

God said;” trust me and I will give you rest” meaning you can lean on God.

To God be the glory.

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