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Summary: The church needs to remember the work God has left us to do and then get busy doing it.

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Mind your own Business

1 Thessalonians 4:7-11

Wouldn’t it be great if everybody would mind their own business?

Wouldn’t it be great if everybody did what he or she was supposed to do?

Wouldn’t it be great if there weren’t so many busybodies?

People who were more concerned about your affairs than their own.

I believe that more could be accomplished and more would get done if people would learn to mind their own business.

It is amazing how much wisdom people have about other people’s affairs and so little interest in their own.

God actually tells us to mind our own business. Why?

Because there are too many are busybodies meddling in the affairs of others.

I’ve discovered that most Busybodies are critical by nature.

Busybodies have criticized and gossiped and talked about others so much

That to meddle in other folk’s businesses just a way a life for him.

Busybodies are always looking for the splinters (faults) in the lives of others when he has a beam in own life.

Busybodies will neglect their own affairs worrying about yours.

Busybodies have poor time management skills

Too much time on his hands because he’s not committed to the job that he’s been given.

Their attitude is that they can’t do their job any better so they might as well show you how to do yours.

I wish that this was just a secular problem

But unfortunately it’s not the case

Because God didn’t write this text to society

He wrote it to the church

Many churches are struggling to survive

They have lost their vision

They are losing their power

Because they are failing to mind their own business

Churches want to be soul food restaurants

Instead of soul saving churches

They’re serving fish fries and barbecue dinners’

Rather than the word of life

They want to be family life centers

Rather than life changing centers

They want to be hospitality houses

Rather than Temples of the Living God.

God wants you to know tonight church

That you need to stop trying emulate the world’s business

And mind your own business

And I just believe that too many Christians today have forgotten what their business is.

We’re not told much about the early life of Jesus

But the brief moments we do see

Shows us that he never lost sight of his business

Luke 2:49 at the age of 12 he declared that “I must be about my father’s business”

In Luke 19:10 “For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost”

Jesus never had time to dabble in politics

“Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”

He never had time to dabble in finances

Mt. 8:20 “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”

He didn’t have time to dabble in commerce

He didn’t have time because he was too busy MINDING HIS OWN BUSINESS!!

Story is told about a preacher who went out visiting one night, and the person he went to see was annoyed at the visit. He told the preacher wouldn’t it be nice if everybody would mind their own business. And the preacher replied “ Saving souls and getting people to come to church is my business.


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