Summary: There is a dilemma in churches today. That is why are we here? The question is asked who are you serving?
WHO ARE YOU SERVING?
Text: Joshua 24:15
We have a dilemma in churches across America today.
It seems as if we have forgotten why we are here.
Church has become a status symbol. ( I go here)
Some come to see if someone else is there. ( What nerve)
Some come because they are drug there.
Some come and don’t even know why.
1 Kings 18:21 and Elijah came to all the people and said, ”How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God follow Him, but if Baal then follow him.” And the people answered him not a word.
It is time to make a decision.
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
That is a bold statement, and it is one that has been fought through this week.
It is a statement that cannot be spoken lightly.
But it is a statement that as a family we will make.
Exodus 32:26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, “ Who is on the Lord’s side? Let him come unto me.” And the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.
The same must be asked today. Who is on the Lord’s side? (draw a line)
Again this is a statement that cannot be made lightly.
Don’t make it if you don’t mean it!
If you do mean it we will look to the Word of God and answer the
Question: Who Are You Serving
I. To serve the Lord we must be clean. (Isaiah 52:11)
A. Touch no unclean thing.
Colossians 2:21 touch not, taste not, handle not, which all are to perish with the using after the commandments of God.
B. Avoid all appearance of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5)
C. Those that bear the vessels of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
II. We must not have any fellowship with darkness. ( Ephesians 5:11)
A. No fellowship. ( preferring them above Christian friends)
B. We are the light of the world.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
C. We must get away from anyone who is disobedient to God.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you brethern in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from any brother that walketh disorderly and not after the tradition which he received of us.
III. The world will hate you. (John 15:19)
A. You are no longer of this world. (Stop acting like it)
B. If you want to be embraced by the world.
1. You are not fit for the Kingdom of God.
2. You will receive the world’s reward.
C. Evil men cannot stand the light.
Conclusion: Who is on the Lord’s side let him come to me.
If the Lord be God then serve Him. Get bold today. Make a commitment to God. We are either in or out. Who are you serving?