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Summary: If we are working for ourselves, then we are in a miserable business.

Getting into God’s Business

(Ecc. 4:7-8)

“Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless – a miserable business!” - Ecc.4:7-8

The Bible says this man…

Had no -son

-brother

he was -all alone

he was -never satisfied with what he had

he -worked harder and harder to gain more and

more.

Finally he begins to ask… “For whom and I laboring?

"Why am I depriving myself?”

KING SOLOMON writes,

-“It is a meaningless and a miserable business”!!!!

What business are you in today?

-healthcare business

-the restaurant business

-The lumber business

-The teaching business

-Or even ….. The church business.

***If you’re not in God’s business you are in a

meaningless and a miserable business***

-If you get into God’s business it doesn’t matter what

your occupation is – you will be satisfied and

effective.

1)What is God’s business?

-God’s business is the redemption business.

JN. 3:16 “For God so love the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting Life.”

2Pet. 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

Romans 5:8 (quickview)  “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

Jesus even commanded His disciples to carry on with the same attitude…

Mat.28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

*God is not willing that anyone should perish in their sins…Anything thing that leads people to repentance is God’s Business.

-The salvation of souls is God’s business

-Missions is Gods business.

-God is in the redemption business!

*We live in a lost world

*We live in a lost town

-it is a moral town… (you cannot walk up to

the corner and pick up a pornographic news

paper for $ .50 like you can in LA)

-It is a clean town… (you don’t have graffiti

on the side of the buildings)

-It is a safe town… (The only drive by

shootings are when hunters shoot a deer from

their truck)

Bagley is a nice community…But there are still a lot of people who do not know Jesus! - That means it is Lost!

Is there…

-Drunkenness in Bagley?

-Drug abuse?

-Adultery?

-Abortion

-What about gossip… is there gossip in Bagley?

*We live in lost families

-Do each of us have family members who do not know Jesus as the Savior?

*But God does not desire that anyone should perish

– He is in the redemption Business!

-God does not desire that anyone should spend eternity in a sinners hell

-there is no rest

-no peace

-no parties…. In hell

Only eternal separation from the presence of God!!!!

Each of us at one time were consumed in our sins…


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