Saturday, March 17, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 34:4-35; Psalms 85:1-86:17; Acts 20:17-38

Knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. Philippians 1:17

Paul uses four different words in Philippians to describe the communication of the gospel. He says we are to “speak” (Gk. lalelo), the gospel in our everyday conversation (v. 14). We are to “herald” (Gk. kerussa) the gospel as a public crier would in the open air (v. 15). We are to “preach” (Gk. kataggello) the gospel through formal preaching (v. 16). Finally we are to verbally defend (Gk. apologia) the gospel through the use of apologetics (v. 17). Whatever circumstance we find ourselves in, let us not be ashamed of the gospel. It alone can bring lasting change to a darkened mind. —Sid Halsband

Lead me to some soul today, O teach me, Lord, just what to say;
Melt my heart, and fill my life, give me one soul today. —Will Houghton