GET TOGETHER – It Is Worth It
1Co 15:58 ¶ Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (NKJV)
I remember the day well. At the request of a family member, I went to see a young man that this family member had some serious concerns about the lifestyle that he was living. He lived in a small mobile home out in the country. I knocked and knocked and knocked and he never answered the door. The enemy tried to convince me that it was a wasted trip. To the best of my memory, I prayed for him before I went, and I think while I was on his property.
Later, that young man got saved at another church. He told me that he saw me sitting in my vehicle praying. This past Saturday he, his wife, and his daughter organized an outreach event in one of the housing projects here in Hamilton. The purpose of the event was to just to share the love of Jesus Christ with the residents there.
We all have similar and different roles to play in the Body of Christ. Some of us are parents and grandparents charged with bringing our children up in the training and instruction of the of the Lord. Some of us hand out Bibles to people that we may never see again on the earth. Some of us may go to the jails and recovery ministries and the adversary will try to convince us that it is waste of time. Sometimes when someone is preaching, and we encounter the blank faces the enemy will come and try to convince us that no one is listening. We must remember what Jesus said about our adversary. He said in Joh 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. (NKJV)
The enemy is a purveyor of lies and bad news. But the Apostle Paul serving under the Lordship of Jesus Christ has some good news for the servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. He says 1Co 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (NKJV)
So today servants of the Lord Jesus Christ hold fast to your witness and service for Him. Be settled in the fact that you will not be moved from your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and your witness for Him. Abound in the work of the Lord. The Greek term for abound perisseuo, means to superabound. There has never been a more critical time in the Kingdom for the servants of God to superabound in the work of the Lord.
And remember that none of your labor is in vain. No visit, no prayer, no sermon, no meal cooked, no word of encouragement. None of our labor in the Lord shall be in vain. Walk in victory knowing that there may be people in Heaven because of what the Lord Jesus Christ has put on your heart to do in His Kingdom.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus, we thank You for these words that the Holy Spirit gave to the Apostle Paul. As the believers in Corinth lived in a culture that was so hedonistic and decadent You used them to change lives and to bring the Kingdom to Corinth. Today Lord Jesus use us in such a way that the Kingdom of God would be advanced in every way that You choose to use us in a world and culture that needs You so badly.
In Jesus Name
Love You All
Your Friend/ Kinfolk
PS For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night. I am currently preaching a Sermon Series called The I-22 Sermon Series. That is on Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper I believe it is on TV 16.