Summary: This sermon is a sermon of enouragement to let the believers of Jesus the Christ know that as long as they work and suffer for the King, their living will not be in vain.
For the Servants of Jesus the Christ those are present, living for Jesus the Christ is not easy. There are going to be times when you are going to have to walk this thing all by yourself.
You can’t use the reputation or the coat tail of your mother, your father, sister, your brother, your husband, your wife, or even your pastor. You have to establish a relationship with Jesus the Christ for yourself.
Can I get a witness?
When the rubber meets the road, every now and then you ask yourself this question, God, are you sure I can handle this load? I can’t seem to make it.
All of my friends have turned their backs on me. God...where are you? I know I have to suffer, but God is my suffering in vain?
I can’t see light at the end of the tunnel. If you haven’t asked yourself one of those questions, just keep on living, because that day will surely come to past.
In the Scripture I see six points, but I only want to briefly speak on three. I promise not to be too long.
Point Number 1: While Serving, Stand Firm and Keep Your Eyes On Jesus
As I read this scripture, Paul made it perfectly clear that this scripture is only for those that are in the body of Christ. The scripture says, Therefore, my beloved brethren. This charge is only to those who truly believe in Jesus the Christ. The promise of a resurrected and changed body is only for those who believe, and not for the unbelievers.
Now everybody in church is not in Christ. Every body that’s standing in your corner really is not in your comer. Every body that’s smiling in your face is not your friend. You know the song about Smiling Faces Tell Lies.
I don’t mean to bust your bubble, but I got to keep this thing real. Every body saying Lord, Lord is not getting in the gate. Now this service is for all of those that are the servants of Jesus the Christ. You must know just what it is you’re dealing with. This message is for those who are hanging in there and get a little discouraged from time to time. You must stay prepared and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus the Christ.
The scripture says, be ye steadfast unmovable. The word steadfast means to be firm, fixed, determined, purposed, and faithful. You have to stand fast and fixed on your beliefs in the Lord. Unmovable means not to yield unshaken, undisturbed. Being a servant of Jesus the Christ means you must be committed to the cause.
You can’t be shucking and jiving with this thing. You got to know that you know that you know. As Christ said to Peter, Upon this rock I’ll build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. You’ve got to be that Rock... Unmovable. Not compromising the Word of God for popularity or convenience.
To be a true servant of God, you can’t be talking out of both sides of your neck. James 1:8 says, A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. I can take this thing a little further because in Proverbs 27:3 it says For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Just what are you saying preacher? Being a true servant of God, people are going to criticize you for going to Bible study. Being a true servant of God people are going to talk about you when you are trying to live holy. Being a true servant of God, people are going to challenge you and say God is not real. They are going to ask the question: "How do you really know if God exists?
I know God is real because I’m here. The birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees, the arrangement of the stars, the order of the seasons, I know He is real. All of these things were created by a creator. All of these things were designed by a master designer. My Bible says so in Genesis. Genesis 1:26-28 says, And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness (Triune God), and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.