Presentation on theme: "23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from."— Presentation transcript:
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. COLOSSIANS 3: 23 - 24
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MATTHEW 26: 33 & 75 33 Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will." 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: "Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.
SOME KEY POINTS If you have a negative attitude then you’ve already lost If we say “I’ll give you my best” Then that’s what God expects Sometimes we are blindfolded and don’t know/understand what’s happening People might sneer The coach never left his side The coach never stopped encouraging him The coach never thought he wouldn’t make it
HOW TO BE WHOLEHEARTED Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Jeremiah 29:13-14 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."
AN EXAMPLE JOHN 12: 1-8 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5 "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages." 6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7 "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. " It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
FACING YOUR GIANTS We all have giants to face Eg. Swearing, Sexual Immorality, Temper, Gossiping etc….. God wants us to stand against these things and be wholeheartedly devoted to him. Just a thought……. If we are God’s bride www.battlecry.com
Half-heartedness and apathy produce bad attitudes and mediocre results. When we don’t respect our own Commitment level, others will not either. God calls His children to be wholehearted and committed to excellence. When we do our best for God, we maximize our influence on others, we produce quality work, and we yield a reward back from God. As believers, we need to stop the apathy. Live and love God with all your heart.
NOW WATCH IT AGAIN THE COACH IS JESUS AND YOU ARE BROCK