Unworthy Messengers

Scott Stevenson

"We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure.  This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves."  2 Corinthians 4:7 (NTL)

As a Christian, I think about the awesome message of the gospel that we carry inside of us.  The gospel is God’s gift of salvation to mankind and a glorious gift too wonderful to even fathom.  This wonderful gift is carried in weak fragile containers (jars of clay)…humans.  God wants you to look at Scott and all of his faults and frailties and know that the source of the gospel is from God and not man.

"I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God."  I Corinthians 2:5 (NLT)

As a messenger, you need to know these facts about coming to salvation in Christ:
    1. All people have sinned (Romans 3:23).
    2. The penalty for our sin is death (Romans 6:23).
    3. Jesus Christ died to pay the penalty for our sins (Romans 5:8).

Memorize these verses and realize that you are a fragile vessel carrying a message far greater than yourself or anything on this earth.  You carry the keys to eternal life to a dying world.  God won’t be concerned with all the frivolous things of this life.  He will only be concerned with a couple of things as a child of God:

    • Who did you talk to about me?
    • Did you obey me?

The Great Commission

"Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.  And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

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