Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-22.
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for them selves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wonder off into myths,” verses 2-4-ESV. To preach the word means to preach the Scripture. You proclaim the gospel when you explain the Scripture. And this should be done both during convenient and in inconvenient times. The Scripture has the power to reprove, rebuke and exhort with sound doctrine.
Media has influenced the Church both positively and negatively. Positively in that millions can be reached in a short time even in closed countries. And negatively in a sense that people have become lazy to read their hard copy Bibles instead, many are relying on short manipulating messages. Many have been led astray by wrong doctrines from friends, unknown people, most likely Satanists. With the coming of e- Bibles, some parishioners pretend to be reading their e-Bibles when actually they are surfing dirty things right in the Sanctuary through the sermon and the entire service.
A Satanic message can circulate the world within a short time, because of media influence. Instead of preaching the message of repentance and forgiveness
in the resurrected Jesus Christ, many are now lost in myth: numerology – the theology of numbers, the stars, the moon, Judaism, Calendar and ancestral curses. With technology, these messages run very fast because of media influence. Today, it is easy to copy wrong things in the name of modernity.
Reflect on verses 2-4, what is God teaching you in these verses? How are you going to apply them to your life and family?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray that I listen to and teach sound doctrine. I pray for those who are lost by the lies of the devil to repent and seek forgiveness from You. Amen.