Summary: TIME IS RUNING OUT LETS WIN THE LOST. LETS WORK FOR CHIRST TODAY.
WHY SHOULD WE WORK FOR CHRIST NOW?
Introduction: I was listening to a preacher one night on the radio. He
made this statement that I say "Amen" in one breathe and "Oh, me!" in the
other. He was preaching about the rapture. His statement was thus: "if we
knew exactly what day and hour when He would return, we would lost one of
the greatest motivation for Christian service." We do not know the day or
the hour when Jesus will come for His saints. One thing I know for
certain, he is going to come.
In our text we see Paul on his way to kill others in what he thought was
in service of God. Upon the way, he met the Lord Jesus. That encounter
left him with the void. He was ready and willing to serve God in whatever
capacity he could. If God had told him that he was to clean the church,
he would have done so with joy in that he knew he was in the middle of
God’s will. There are no little jobs in the Lord’s work. Those who clean
the floors or change the diapers for the cause of Christ are just as much
in God’s work as I am in the pulpit.
I want to encourage us to day as I give you eight reasons why we should
serve the Lord today.
I. WE SHOULD WORK FOR CHRIST TODAY BECAUSE THE FIELD IS LARGE.
"The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
but the tares are the children of the wicked one"
Our verse tells us that the field that we have to work is the world. You
and I can not literally be in every place in the world but we can do our
best in the place that God has placed us.
Many times we say to ourselves that we could be in this certain place,
our growth would be bigger. If we would do things differently, our church
would be bigger. We are not satisfied to be where God has placed.
We affect the world with missions giving. We affect the world in which we
live with faithful living. We affect the whole with faithful telling of
the Gospel story. Charles Kimball probably thought himself to be a
failure by just being a Sunday School teacher. This man won a man to
Christ that preached and thousands got saved. His name was Dwight L.
Too many people want to build upon someone else’s work. The field that we
have is the world. Recently in a city not far from here there was a
vacancy in the pulpit. I was told that there were one hundred and twenty
men wanting that pulpit. There are plenty of places even in this country
that needs a Bible believing church built. We have a large field.
II. WE SHOULD WORK FOR CHRIST TODAY BECAUSE THE NEED IS GREAT.
"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold,
I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are
white already to harvest."
What is the need great? There are over 95 million people who are dying
yearly and most of them without Christ or even ever hearing the name of
Christ not even the first time. The need is great because there are fewer
people who want to do the job that is expected of them.
I found this little so what humorous article in a newspaper this week.
10%- Can’t find them- Gone
20%- Never Attend
25%- Never Pray
45%- Never Tithe
60%- Never Study their Bible
70%- Never Attend Sunday Night Services
75%- Never assume any responsibility
85%- Never invite anyone else to church
95%- Never lead anyone to Christ
100% Expect to go to Heaven.
Isn’t that a sad commentary? The work is there for everyone who is
willing and wanting to serve the Lord.
III. WE SHOULD WORK FOR CHRIST TODAY BECAUSE THE TIME IS NOW.
"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
especially unto them who are of the household of faith."
You and I do not know how long we will be able to serve the Lord. Cancer
could visit us. Heart disease could debilitate us. Death may be at the
door. We have the opportunity to do something for Christ.
We must serve the Lord today. Jesus may come today. Won’t it be so much
better to be found in His work than at some other activity that has no
eternal value? We live in a time of misplaced priorities. Let me list a
What is more important? Is a soul bound for hell or a scratch on your new