Anglican Daily Fountain 15 January 2022 Devotional | Saturday Message
TOPIC: Servants Of Christ
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
Anglican Daily Fountain 15 January 2022 Devotional | Message
Apostles are servants of the Lord and both Paul and Apollos have been assigned positions as servants by the Lord. In a series of well-constructed metaphors, Paul portrays himself and Apollos as farm workers, construction labourers, and household stewards, in order to emphasise collegiality against partnership, and to diminish the importance attributed to (hem. Paul urged the Corinthians to think of him, Peter, and Apollos, as more servants of Christ entrusted with the secret things of God (1 Cor. 2:7). A servant does what his master tells him to do. We must do what God tells to us to do in his Word and through his Holy Spirit.
Each day God presents us with needs and opportunities that challenge us to do what we know is right. How easy it is for us to become attached to a spiritual leader. When someone has helped us, it is natural to feel loyalty; but Paul warns iitfnin.sl having such pride in our favourite leaders that we cause divisions in the church. Any true spiritual leader is a representative of Christ and has (nothing to offer that God hasn’t given him or her. Do not let your loyalty cause strife, slander, or broken relationships. Make sure that your deepest loyal lies arc to Christ and not to his human agents. Those who spend more time in debating church leadership than in declaring Christ’s message don’ t have the mind of Christ.
Prayer: Dear Lord, grant me grace to show Christ to the world by being an example of a true believer. Amen.
Anglican Daily Fountain 15 January 2022 Devotional Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England.