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What Work Are You Doing?

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INTRODUCTION

What are you doing that occupies your life? What are you busy with?

When you wake each morning, what fills your life; drives you?

Not your job!

Whether old/young, in a job/retired, rich/poor - what works busy with?

There are two works: (1) works of God; (2) works of Satan/world

Question: what must you do to do the works of God?

Answer: Jn 6:29 The works of God are this: to believe in the One He has sent

What does it mean to believe? This will indicate whether you are doing the works of God

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELIEVE NOT?

1.         You believe in tradition

Joh 8:38  …you do what you have heard from your father." They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing what Abraham did,

People say: “I believe in God” but don’t do what God commands

People believe in church, Bible, sin, but don’t trust in Jesus Christ

2.         You belong to your “father” [slave driver] – Satan

Joh 8:44  You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires.

Joh 8:34  Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

3.         You reject Jesus

Joh 5:40  yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.

What is the outcome of not to believe?

Joh 8:24  I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins."

IF YOU DO BELIEVE, WHAT WORKS WILL YOU DO?

First, what does it mean to believe? To trust with your whole life.

Do you trust in Jesus Christ?

4.         You will feed on Jesus

Joh 6:51  I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.

What does it mean to feed on Jesus? To love & serve Him with all your heart. To be obedient to Him. Your whole desire is towards Him.

5.         You will accept His teaching – love & study the Word

Joh 6:60  When many of his disciples heard it, they said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"

Joh 6:68  Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,

Joh 7:17  If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

6.         The Holy Spirit will work through you

Joh 7:38  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive

You will be a blessing to others; you will spread the gospel

7.         You will walk in the light

You will know the truth: Joh 8:32  and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

You will not want to sin: Joh 8:11  Jesus said, "… go, and from now on sin no more."]

What do you receive when you believe?

Joh 6:47  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

HOW DO YOU BELIEVE?

Acknowledge you are a sinner – under slavery of sin/Satan; penalty is God’s judgement - Hell

Repent of your sins – turn your back on them

Acknowledge Jesus died on the cross to pay your penalty

Believe in Him as your personal Saviour

Work now for Him: read Bible; join other Christians

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