Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (16th June, 2016)

Posted: June 16, 2016 in Bible Commentary, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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EMULATION

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Colossians 1:1-8

You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ…

Colossians 1:7

Jesus taught the Word of God in the most beautiful and anointed way ever known to man. His teachings are relevant two thousand years after He gave them.

The things that Jesus said are read by more people, quoted by more authors, translated into more languages, set to more music and represented in more art than any book ever written by man. As someone said, comparing the teachings of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle to those of Jesus is like comparing an enquiry with a revelation!

Years ago, I told my beloved that I wanted to be a teacher of the Word like Jesus was. I thought to myself, “The teachings of Jesus are not easily forgotten, even by children.” I decided to copy Jesus. Before I became a pastor, I decided to teach and preach with stories. I didn’t want to be anything new; I just wanted to be an exact copy of Jesus Christ.

The key to becoming a great preacher is to copy another great preacher. Just find a preacher whose ministry touches lives and learn how to preach by copying! Don’t blame anyone for your dry preaching. Don’t blame anyone if no one listens to you! You know what to do.

Preach in the same way, teach in the same way and you will be very successful. Don’t try anything new because there is nothing new. Shamelessly copy, photocopy, photograph, replay, rewind and repeat what those great men do. Why not choose to be a copy of someone whom God has sent into your life to train and mentor you?

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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