Daily Devotional
Jesus Must Be Exalted

“‘And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.’”

John 12:32


Ponder This

Peter preached a Christ-centered Gospel message. The Church grew because its people lifted up Jesus. Jesus said, “And I, if I am lifted up…will draw all people to Myself.” No church is going to be a growing, vibrant church if it does not exalt the Lord Jesus Christ.

Some churches reserve Sunday morning for God the Father, Sunday night for God the Son, and Wednesday night for God the Spirit. This may not be literal but there’s sort of an emphasis like that. Of course, we should magnify God the Father, but every service must exalt the Lord Jesus Christ. Do you believe that?

  • Why is it important that Jesus be at the center of all the Church does?
  • What is the danger if He is not?

Practice This

Consider the activities of your church. How is Jesus the center? If He is not, how could He be?

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.