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22nd April 2024

What Will You Do With Jesus?

What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?

Matthew 27:22

The American evangelist, Dwight L. Moody was preaching to a gathering of 2,500 on a Sunday night in his home-town of Chicago. His sermon centred on the key question that the Roman governor Pontius Pilate asked in Matthew 27:22, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

Moody challenged those gathered that evening to spend the week considering the evidence for Jesus Christ being the Saviour of the world, and to return the next Sunday prepared to render a verdict about Him.

The story goes that as they sang a closing hymn, the sound of fire engines was heard. That night, Oct. 8, 1871, the great Chicago fire began to rage, burning for two days and consuming nearly four square miles of Chicago. The blaze killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless, and destroyed 18,000 buildings, including 50 churches.

Moody was said to have wondered how many people who heard him preach that night may have perished in the fire. He called it one of the biggest regrets of his life.

“I want to tell you of the one lesson I learned that night,” Moody later said. “When I preach, I press Christ upon the people, then and there, and try to bring them to a decision on the spot. I would rather have that right hand cut off than to give an audience now a week to decide what to do with Jesus.”

What have you, or what will you do with Jesus?

Bible Reading

Matthew 27:11:22.


Merciful God, thank You, that You have called me and made know to me the wonderful truths of the Bible, and the greatest of them all, is about Your Son. I bless you, and praise You. In His wonderful name. Amen.



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