Thursday, October 30, 2014

Give of your BEST to the Master


This week we have been looking at giving our VERY BEST to God in the use of our time. Today we see how God wants us to give our best in service to Him through serving others.
“For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
We are God's masterpiece HIS very BEST work. If God considers us his masterpieces, we dare not treat ourselves or others with disrespect or as inferior work. And since we are masterpieces created in His image we too are to go about everything we do for Him with excellence. The Scriptures teach us that excellence is something that honors God.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 – “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”
Compare that with underachieving “mediocrity” of effort. That type of thinking can certainly be dangerous in a spiritual sense when someone believes,”Oh I don’t have to show up to serve today it’s just church.” Would that halfhearted commitment make it at your workplace?  Is this the kind of effort that Christ deserves?   
In Revelation 3:15-16 the risen and glorified Jesus says to the church at Laodicea,   “I know your deeds…because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
Mediocrity, half hearted effort, lukewarmness, makes Jesus want to vomit!   
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, Colossians 3:23
Since the Creation, God has given us work to do. We are to regard our work as an act of worship and service to God.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

Your choice of two Spiritual Growth Classes
*Bible Basics with Pastor Brant Rice
*Powerful Prayer with Pastor Kyle Ermoian

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Saturday, November 15th 5:00pm
Great Food-Great Music-Great Fun-Great Bargains, all for the GREAT Commission.
Papa Murphy’s have donated Free Pizza!

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Bring the kids by PK & Debbie’s place 2905 Indian Trail for Halloween

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New small group begins this Sunday at 3pm
Single & Parenting with Ken Brooks

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