Live the Life
February 17, 2019 Series: Love on Fire
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together...
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves...
2 Timothy 4:5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Watchfullness means looking for what God is doing.
John 4:35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
There is a GO in the Gospel!
John 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
God isn’t a thief!
Religion will have you waiting to walk for the rest of your life, but JESUS says the time is now!
Religion forfeits the love of God for a method. But JESUS will walk into your mess, offend religious sensibilities and leave you healed.
You have no idea what God will do with one little mustard seed of faith.
Our decision to let love be louder then fear will bring God’s activity into our lives.
Matthew 14:14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
Love on Fire HAS Something to say!
Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry...
The offices of ministry are to equip us to do the work of ministry. We’re to do the stuff too!
Mark 16:17-18 says these signs will follow those who believe! You will lay hands on the sick and they will recover. You’ll tell demons to go and they will! You don’t have to have a special office, you just have to believe! We can all be believing believers.
Matthew 13:3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow... 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them...22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
What am I living for? Am I living to bear eternal fruit? TO bring people into the Kingdom, to share God’s love with the world around me.
Or am I living to make the mortgage and get out safe?