Unfortunately, there are many false preachers parading around as holy men of God. But, how will you know who’s who? By their fruit.
Are they living according to the Word of God? Does their life reflect that of someone who follows Christ? Do their words match their actions?
I feel compelled to say this. Jesus wasn’t a motivational speaker in the sense of what we see today. His goal was not to make you feel good about the way you live your life. It was to tell you that what you were doing was wrong and how to fix it.
He didn’t preach sermons on how to get rich and live a prosperous life financially. I mean…He didn’t even have a place to lay His head (Matthew 8:20). As I said a few weeks ago, there is nothing wrong with being rich. It’s the love of money that causes sin. When Jesus taught, His sermons were about living righteously and having your soul saved. And after becoming saved, you’re to go help other people become saved too.
He was genuinely upset when people sinned because He wanted them to be saved. He was also approachable. You could speak with Him. He would go into your home and spend time with you as He did with Zacchaeus (Luke 19:2-5). Can you have a one-on-one conversation with your minister? Has he and his family dined with you?
It’s easy to become caught up in fun and exciting sermons. Trust me. I know. I love me a good sermon where I can laugh. And that’s fine if you’re also being taught the truth. But, the ultimate goal of a minister or preacher is to teach and save the lost. That’s our goal as Christians too. And if anyone is teaching you differently, then it’s time to find another teacher.
Happy Monday Comfies!