Don’t Give Up - Look Up and Live Up | Short Sermon Series
We see people come and go through the doors of this church and some stay and some move on and the temptation is always there to wonder what good we are doing when there are so many variables. The question is prone to linger in our minds, “What difference are we making?”
That is why we need Galatians 6:9 today—that is why we’ll need Galatians 6:9 in each day ahead in this precious work in which we have been called to—to glorify God in our lives—to glorify God in His church—and that it may all glorify God in this community to bring others to Christ. So I say to you don’t give up—look up and live up. So what is this doing good as believers—as a church? Isn’t part of doing good preaching and teaching the Word of God? I think that’s certainly what Paul was encouraging Timothy with in 2 Timothy 4:2 where he says: “ Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. “
Paul says, “teach the Word when it’s welcomed; teach it when it’s not welcomed.” The teaching of the Word is certainly the joyous task of the church. It is the task of your pastor. It is the task of our faithful and hard working Sunday School teachers. It is most certainly doing good. I think that the highest form of doing good is to teach to the lost the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But there must also be evidence of our love for people in the way we live among them. Loving people where they are, as they are. We certainly don’t want them to stay the way they are but God’s work in the lives of those we minister to is a changing work. He will do the changing. We are to teach and love and let God do His changing work. And that is certainly doing good.
And part of doing good is the help that we may be able to give to someone in need of a meal, clothing, a vehicle or a home, but those things don’t last—what does last for all eternity is the Bread of Life. We can and should give help to those in need, but those without a relationship with Jesus Christ also face an eternal need that is only met through Jesus Christ.
Short Sermon from “Don’t Give Up—Look Up and Live Up – Galatians 6:9” from livingtruth.cc