Summary: What would happen to God’s Kingdom if He depended on you to do the work He left for you, just as large amd small companies depend on their work force? Are you, as born again Christians, making disciples?

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Is God In Trouble

{Mat. 28: 19-20}

We can recall many things that have happened in our lives and some have been bad, some have been good, and some have been GREAT. We do not want to think on the bad things, just the good and especially the great. I can recall a time when I was on the road as a musician, I entered a guitar contest {accompanist div.} and played for the North American title. The year was 1977, and boy was I excited. Being from the hills of Tennessee and being a country boy, I had never done this before. Twenty-three other States were represented, and all local tv stations were there along with CBS news, WOW, what a time!

Well, to make a L-O-N-G story short, I came out with first place . . . I mean how much better can this get. Well as time went, I became a child of God in 1991 and was called to preach January 1, 1992. That was on a Wed. Night at twenty min’s after eight p.m.. Now that was the MOST EXCITING thing that has ever happened and that will ever happen in this country boy’s life. Just think...Me, me of all people, He chose me to be His Child and His messenger. So I say all that to ask, How excited were you when you became a child of God? Are you as excited now?

Now as I read this passage, I see where Christ COMMANDS His disciples to go out and teach ALL nations baptizing them in the Trinity. Not only that, but teaching them to observe ALL things... everything He has commanded you.

Now to get right to the point I want to make here, if God’s Kingdom depended on pastor Eddie to finish the work He has called me to do, would God be in trouble? Now I realize that this is God we are talking about, and He can do ANYTHING He so desires.

I also know that works CANNOT get you to heaven. Eph.:2:8 & 9 put that very clearly: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Titus:3:5: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” But looking at it from this point of view, would His Kingdom be in trouble IF it depended on your ministry or my ministry? I believe to be pleasing to God we must do something we do not like to do, and that is to commit ourselves.

* First of all to please God, we must commit to Him in daily prayer. How long has it been since you have had a genuine talk with God? I am not talking about kneeling at the altar; now that is great to do that and I want to promote that. But I am talking about when you get alone with God. When you get into your car with God, just you and Him. When you get into your prayer closet with Him, when was the last time that has happened? I’m sorry to report, but there is too much dust on the altar and not enough tears. I remember when the altar would be full with Christian men and women. Now I wonder, who will take their place. We do not have time now for all that praying . . . We have the football games we GOT to attend. And we have the golf games to which we MUST go. And oh yeah, we must go to work every day! I mean you must not miss work . . . You might competing with other co-workers, and if you miss a day in this year, that will be just awful. I mean God help us! I know you got to work. But what I am saying, if you were as faithful to your church and to God’s work as you are to work and football and golf, and tv, boy what would God do in your life? And no there is not anything wrong with sports. But if it interferes with your relationship with God, STOP IT! HANG IT UP!

* Second . . . Our Commitment to our church . . .Now the way I have this figured we have one hour for Sunday School, one hour for Sunday morning worship, one hour for Sunday evening Bible study and one hour for midweek worship. Now that is a total of four hours. Multiply that by fifty-two and you have the grand total of two hundred and eight hours per year for worshiping God at your church.

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