Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 29 November 2021 Monday Message
TOPIC: Scripture And Kingdom-Based Ministry
TEXT: Matthew 4:12-17(NKJV)
12. Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee.
13. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali,
14. that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
15. “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, [By] the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
16. The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”
17. From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 29 November 2021 STUDY:
There are two remarkable things that our reading for today reveals to us – they are the fact that the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ was rooted in the scriptures and emphasised the need tor repentance in order to enter into or to partake in the Kingdom o God. In carrying out His earthly ministry, Jesus went only to place that made Him fulfil the scriptures; He did not just go anywhere.
We read that: “He departed to Galilee… that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet… (vv. 12-16). What He came do here on earth, including some of the places He would go to, had been foretold and He lived his life to fulfill them (see Isa. 9:1-2). Again, He carried out a ministry that stressed the need repentance, that is, a call for people to turn around and serve faithfully.
As followers of Christ, we are all called to live lives that at all times and in all places, fulfil the will of God and we are equally called to preach the message of repentance to sinful humanity or to repent if we are still living in sin.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help us to live according to Your will and to preach the message of the Kingdom now and always. Amen.
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
“Start your child’s day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.”— Zig Ziglar
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 29 November 2021 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.