Seeking and Obtaining Feedback

Posted on April 9, 2021

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Seeking and Obtaining Feedback

by Pastor Afolabi Oladele

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. Matthew 16:13-20

Writing to Timothy his son in the faith, Paul warned of the perils that will characterize the latter days in 1 Timothy 4:1, 2. Doctrines of the devil unstopped and propagated will derail and the counter to it is defined by Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:12-14.

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. Ephesians 4:12-14

The Lord Himself gave us a pattern to follow, seeking feedback from our hearers to make sure they understand. In our text the Lord did this to His disciples and again in Matthew 13:51. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

We ought also to do the same like Paul to the Galatian church in Galatians 2:2. And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain. Do you as a teacher of the word of truth do this?

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