Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

April 2, 2017

Speaker: Pdp. Nanda Kuswanto

  • (John 9: 1 – 5) As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
  • God wants us to work
    • His first commandment for us was to work
  • There is no such thing as a “lazy” Christian
  • God is calling us to work
  • Eternal rest is not in heaven, eternal rest is right now with Jesus
  • (Ephesians 2: 8 – 10) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—  not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
  • There is no way we can meet God’s standard
  • We are saved by grace
  • There are many things in life that we accomplish that can be seen as good, but we have to do what God wants us to do
  • (Ephesians 4: 11 – 13) So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
  • When you have God’s favor, you don’t need anything else
  • (Acts 13: 36)  “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.
  • We need to fulfill God’s purpose in our life
    • How do we know what our purpose is? Ask God.
      • Some people don’t bother to ask God because they don’t want to know the answer or are worried they will not receive the answer they want.
  • When you ask God what your purpose in life is, be prepared to receive an answer you never thought to imagine
  • Our God is not limited
  • Do the work God has prepared you