Thursday, July 12, 2018
Theme: The Relevant Church
Topic: Eradicate Illiteracy
Daniel 1:3-4, 17-21
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Most churches exist in places with high illiteracy rates and yet they are not involved in educational efforts. Some churches even see education as a worldly thing they should not concern themselves with. However, a church which seeks to be relevant must make efforts to eradicate Illiteracy, even in the Church. Ignorance is not a mark of spirituality.
Jesus Christ proved with His life that education was essential to the Kingdom of God by growing in wisdom. He was so learned that He could argue with doctors and lawyers of the law at the age of twelve (Luke 2:46-47). We should seek knowledge in secular things and exceed the unbelievers in the understanding of science, mathematics, economics and other fields. Daniel is one of the most spiritual people in the Bible but he was learned in science (Daniel 1:3-7).
Knowledge is a powerful tool in extending God’s Kingdom through the preaching of the Gospel. The world listens to us when we are knowledgeable. Knowledge
helps us to understand the Bible better. In other words, ignorance has a negative effect on our spiritual lives. Let's get ourselves educated.
1. Pray for the Church that we will have educated people who are spiritual.
2. Pray also for your church that it will have the resources and capacity to eradicate illiteracy from the society.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)