Summary: We are to share good deeds at every opportunity.
BE A DO-GOODER
Th: Grace-Full Living
Pr: WE ARE TO SHARE GOOD DEEDS AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.
TS: We will find in our study of Galatians 6:6-10, three investments we can make to fulfill our responsibility to share in good deeds.
The _____ investment we can make is in the…
I. SHEPHERDING (6)
II. SPIRITUAL (8)
III. SUPERIOR (9-10)
RMBC 10/1/00 AM
The world has always had men and women of charismatic, magnetic and commanding personality…Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr.
But Jesus was the most magnetic person who ever lived.
He grabbed the attention of those around Him.
He did it not only by the miracles that He performed, but even more by what He said.
He said things like…
I am the Bread.
I am the Light of the World.
I am the Door.
I am the Good Shepherd.
I am the Resurrection and the Life.
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
He was different.
When Jesus was being executed on a cross, He had ordinary men hanging on each side of him.
But He was not just a man, martyr, prophet or teacher.
He was the God-Man, the sinless One—God.
As John testifies in his gospel:
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
When we come to this table, we recognize that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial to the incarnate life and the sacrificial death of Christ.
He was lifted up to the cross where He draws us.
He draws us to Himself.
So as we come to the table, we recognize that he draws us once again.
He draws us to remember that He victoriously accomplished the redemption of those drawn in faith.
As the familiar hymn says:
Lifted up was He to die,
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
We practice “communion” because we are to remember the death of the Lord Jesus.
We take the bread to remind us that it was by the body of our Savior that our salvation came.
He died in our place.
He became our substitute.
We take the cup to remind us that it was by the blood of our Savior that our salvation came.
He died for our sins.
He became our sacrifice.
Being led in prayer by _______________ let us take a moment and thank Him for being our sacrifice.
The apostle Paul writes, "The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
Let’s partake together.
_________________ will now come and lead us in prayer.
Again, the apostle Paul writes, "In the same way, after supper he took the cup saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."
Let’s partake together.
ILL Notebook: Sowing/Reaping (radar trap)
Several years after inventing radar, Sir Robert Watson Watt was arrested in Canada for speeding. He’d been caught, ironically, in a radar trap. To commemorate this infamous event in his life, he wrote this poem about himself:
Pity Sir Robert Watson Watt,
Strange target of his radar plot,
And this, with others I could mention,
A victim of his own invention.
Have you ever been trapped by something of your own doing?
And although you wanted to blame someone else for this fine mess that you got yourself into, you knew that it was your own doing…there was really no one else to blame.
Don’t you just hate that?
Today, we come to the end of our official emphasis on discipleship that we have had this month.
At the same time, it must be said, it will not be the end of our emphasis on discipleship.
The topic of discipleship is too important to leave for just a month long emphasis for it is, in reality, to be a day to day emphasis in our lives.
But to review…this month…
1. We have learned that disciples…
1.1 serve one another in love;
True disciples of Jesus lovingly serve one another.
1.2 submit to the Spirit’s control;
True disciples of Jesus listen to and submit to the Spirit’s direction in our lives.
1.3 support one another.
True disciples of Jesus bear each other’s burdens.
They also tell the truth to each other while humbly remembering their own weaknesses.
The final principle of discipleship that we are covering during this discipleship emphasis is…
2. WE SHARE GOOD DEEDS AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.