Why would you want to come to church to work? You work all week and now you have to work more? “Why can’t I just come to relax and hear good things and be motivated in my life to be a better person?”

The Christian understands he’s a sinner saved by grace and because of God’s kindness we turn from our selfish ways and begin in the effort to save others who do not know Christ, we want to “be so heavenly minded that we’re actually of some earthly good,” “abounding in the work of the Lord.”(1 Cor.15:58)

Today, Paul who says, “follow me as I follow Christ,” exhibits his own work ethic in the Lord. Let us follow his example and “stir up one another to love and good works” (Heb 10:24) and so glorify the Lord!

-Pastor John

 

Other Scripture Referenced:

1 Corinthians 15:58
2 Timothy 3:16
1 Corinthians 5:22
Matthew 28:19
1 John 1:3
2 Thesalonians 3:6-15