Labor ShortageDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | September 19, 1976
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When God created humans, He created us to work—even before sin came into the world. While we all have different jobs or careers, there is a special work that is done only for God: winning people to Christ. We’re not to be spectators, we’re to be participants in this work. Find how God wants you to work for him and do it.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
When God created humans, He created us to work—even before sin came into the world.
A workless life is a useless life.
Jesus consecrated work, meaning all work can be done to glorify God.
There is a special work that is done only for God.
The church is not a place for spectators; it’s for participants.
Find the work that God wants you to do and do it.
Four compelling incentives to start working for God:
- The example of Jesus Christ
- Jesus was a worker from the time He was a boy.
- The greatest work Jesus did was dying on the cross.
- Jesus worked under divine compulsion.
- The only thing that satisfied Jesus was following God’s will.
- The condition of the lost
- Unbelievers are not problems to be fixed but people in need of help.
- Unbelievers are blind beggars who do not know they are blind.
- We have what the world needs, but we take it for granted.
- The power of the Gospel
- There are four stages in the healing process of the Gospel: irritation, incarnation, irrigation, and illumination.
- Jesus went to the hard cases and helped individuals.
- We share a message that works!
- The lateness of the hour
- The coming of Jesus is closer now than it was in New Testament times.
- There are many things we will do heaven, but we can only lead people to Christ here on Earth.
- God doesn’t call a Christian home until their work is done.
We must do the work of the Lord while we still have time on Earth.