Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you done good before in your life thinking you can be righteous before GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove we are justified by faith not by works. IV. TEXT: Luke 13:26-27 (New Livi
Have you done good before in your life thinking you can be righteous before GOD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prove we are justified by faith not by works.
Luke 13:26-27 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Then you will say, ‘But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’
And he will reply, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil.’
Our salvation came by grace thru faith not of works (eating and drinking)
Our Good Works Makes Us Evil Workers
A. Author: Dr. Luke, The Beloved Physician (close friend and traveling companion of Paul)
B. Audience: Theophilus (Greek means friend of GOD, a Christian)
C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of CHRIST as seen by eyewitnesses
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Evil Workers mentions eating
a. Eaten came from Greek word "fago" which is a verb meaning to eat
1. The Word of GOD benefits us if we are a doer and not just a listener. - the problem with evil workers is they do eat without faith.
Romans 14:23 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.
2. Eating or not will not make us dirty.
Titus 1:15 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.
3. Without faith it's impossible to please GOD.
Hebrews 11:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
B. Evil workers mentions drinking
1. Drunk or drinking came from Greek word: "pino-pio-poo" meaning to drink (verb)
2. Because food and drink make us worry. (Matthew 6:25)
Matthew 6:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
3. Prioritize GOD's Rule in our hearts (GOD's Presence) and not food and drink. (Matthew 6:33)
Matthew 6:33 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
4. The people are eating perishable food and drink
Matthew 24:38 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat.
5. Eternal life is our priority here on earth not food and drink (John 6:26-27)
John 6:26-27 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs.
But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”
6. Be like JESUS, our food and drink is to do GOD's will (John 4:32-34)
John 4:32-34 (New International Version)
But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
7. If you gonna drink, prioritize the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18)
Ephesians 5:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,
C. The LORD will declare no knowledge of them.
1. knowledge came from Greek word "eido" meaning to perceive, to understand, to be sure
The LORD JESUS CHRIST can't perceive, understand and not sure of us.
The LORD JESUS CHRIST offered us grace and truth but instead we have chosen to work for it, therefore not of grace but of works.
2. The LORD JESUS CHRIST is full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
John 1:14 (New International Version)
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His Glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
3. Grace is personal (it came to our life) but law involved works (given) (John 1:17)