Summary: What is the Christian supposed to be doing with his life in order to please God? This sermon looks at the Great Commission that too often the "Great Ommission."
I thought this week, what if preaching doesn’t work out and I need a second career. So I got on the internet and researched some careers and their job descriptions.
Actor: Portrays role in dramatic production to interpret character or present characterization to audience: Rehearses part to learn lines and cues as directed. Interprets serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience for stage, motion picture, television, radio, or other media production. May also write or adapt own material. May also dance and sing. May also direct self and others in production
Industrial Arts Teacher: Shop teacher Teaches students basic techniques and assists in development of manipulative skills in industrial arts courses in secondary schools: Prepares lesson plans for courses and establishes goals. Lectures, illustrates, and demonstrates when teaching use of handtools, machines, for example lathe, planer, power saws, and drill press, safety practices, precision measuring instruments, for example micrometer, and industrial arts techniques. Evaluates student progress. Talks with parents and counselor to resolve behavioral and academic problems. May also teach shop math. May also specialize in one or more areas, for example woodworking, metalworking, electricity, graphic arts, automobile repair, or drafting. May also teach students with disabilities. May also be required to have certification from state.
Fun House Operator: Walk-through operator Tends one or several pieces of automatic equipment designed to amuse, excite, or mystify patrons of fun house in amusement park: Starts revolving turntables, conveyor belt, drum or similar device. Ejects rowdy persons from establishment. Observes equipment for efficient operation and repairs minor breakdowns in equipment.
Of course I was just having fun. I pray that the Lord allows me to preach as long as I am alive. But it did make me think- If the Christian had a job description what would it be?
Christian job description: One under the authority of Christ, goes and makes disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all that Christ commanded.
Jesus makes this clear in Matthew 28:18-20
We can see several things about our "jobs" or our Christian lives from this scripture-
A. Jesus has the Authority
We all recognize authority
If we are going to be disciples of Jesus- He
must have supreme authority.
B. We are to GO
Jesus tells us to GO.
We cannot afford to sit by and do nothing.
We cannot let others
What excuse will Christians give for not going?
When we go-
We need to start close to home.
We need to go with good news.
We need to go in love.
We need to go with the truth.
The vast majority of Christians go their whole
lives and never lead another person to Christ.
People give all kinds of excuses for not going.
I don’t speak well. I’m not a talker.
I don’t know enough. Do you know what God
has done in your life?
I don’t have time.
I had a bad experience. Did they stone you?
Get back out there.