Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY
  SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Go ye
by Jeff Beneze
02/03/14
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19, 20 KJV)

Go! That is exactly what we want to do. Go out and teach, recruit, convert, disciple, and so much more all the way out to the edges. How futile we would feel if we were not allowed to do anything? How smothering would it be to be about all the wrong things that did not matter in the big picture? The cry to move forward is natural and somewhere along the way we figure out how to make that happen.

Then we step right into a major road block. Condemnation. We went too far. We did not go far enough. We took a bend here or were too literal there. Something does not match and we may be only partially aware of the gap. Think about this for a minute. Condemnation. No one wants condemnation. We want endorsements instead of judgments. We want approval and praise rather than censorship. An accusation is so much more undesirable than a compliment. To avoid negativity, we may steer our activities in such a way that they will be above reproach by getting behind a certification authority. It gives us needed training and experience and it gives critics the additional layer of having to get past a known name before they can attack us.

Notice a few things about this authority. The name of Jesus is above every other name (see Ephesians 1:20-23 and Philippians 2:9-11 among others). To follow Jesus, we confess our sins and leave them at His feet; not mitigate them. We are acceptant of the new nature that He provides. The more we surrender to the authority that Jesus gives us, the less of this mess we have to manage, and the more work we are actually able to do. Even if that work is reconciliation and recovery with those around us so that they may also see His grace.

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1 KJV)

Original article

PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY

Read more articles by Jeff Beneze or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 242 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com