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Summary: This is a two part lesson as we consider are we going along que sera, sera? Or will we apply extra effort and go beyond our duty?

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THE CALL? GOING BEYOND THE DUTY CALL AND WHAT IS EXPECTED!

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (Two part)

I. INTRODUCTION:

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must

believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

A. There was a man that died all of a sudden. The next thing he knew he was standing before

the pearl gates of heaven and St. Peter was before him.

Peter said: Please explain to me, WHY DO YOU THING YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO ENTER

HEAVEN'S GATES?

The man replied, I can remember one good thing I accomplished in life!

B. There was this big, mean man that was stealing some old woman's purse, so I knocked him

to the ground and took the lady's purse away from him. I helped the old lady? Does this

qualify me to enter?

C. St. Peter said: WHAT DID YOU DO THEN?

The man answered: I DO NOT REMEMBER ANYTHING AFTER THAT?

II. LIFE MUST GO BEYOND DOING "WHAT I HAVE TO!"

JOY COMES IN "LOVING TO DO WHAT YOU GET TO DO!"

A. I was playing music about one hour from home. So we traveled to Elizabethtown and unloaded

the PA and music and was carrying the equipment into the dining room. The table where we

were going to use had several wet spots. A lady working there was standing with several rags

in her hand. I told her about the wet spots and she in anger answered me:

THAT IS NOT IN MY JOB DESCRIPTION TO CLEAN UP WATER FROM THE TABLE.

So, I quietly took my handkerchief and cleaned the table off and set the equipment up.

I UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR JOB DESCRIPTIONS, BUT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE

ATTITUDE THAT DEFINES MY JOB THAT I CAN NOT HELP OTHERS?

B. I once read a study that searched what made a good leader?

The study noted: When a good leader saw a piece of paper or trash on the floor in

the office? A good leader quietly picked it up and put it in the garbage can.

The study went on to say most workers would never lend a hand to help.

III. THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE DUTY OF RELIGION, THIS IS ABOUT A PERSONAL, DAILY

RELATIONSHIP ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE.

CAN WE BE AS EXCITED ABOUT THE 2 MILLION STEPS AS WE ARE ABOUT THE FIRST

STEP? DO WE UNDERSTAND THERE IS MORE EXCITEMENT THAN JUST TAKING THE

FIRST STEP?

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord

Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would

abound more and more.

1 Thessalonians 4:1 (MSG) One final word, friends. We ask you—urge is more like it—that

you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod,

but in a living, spirited dance.

A. In the country we ask: What happens when you fall off the horse?

THE PROPER ANSWER IS, GET UP, DUST OFF, AND GET BACK ON THE HORSE!

B. God rarely is satisfied when his children TAKE ONE STEP.

If our little baby took one step and then never tried to take another step we would understand

there is a developmental problem.

C. ONE STEP is just the beginning, they are just GETTING STARTED...

ONE STEP AND FALL? Get up and try again.


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