Sermons on Serving God
God gave us his law so we would know how to follow his ways. We tend to put our own meaning into them. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us not just the law, but the intent behind the laws–to show us how to live as God meant for us to live. We are God’s workmanship created to love and serve God and love and serve others.
To leave family and job to follow Jesus seems counter-intuitive behavior. The Great Commission, Jesus’ last command, calls every follower of Jesus to go teach and make disciples by our life-style and words. 70% of Americans are not involved with church. But our task is not to fill up church pews, but to fill up heaven with souls who have accepted the Good News.
God is the owner; we are the managers. In gratitude we give back to God for the advancement of the Kingdom. The tithe was to remind people that God was the owner. We live in gratitude because Jesus gave his life for us.
Worldliness is an internal condition. There are no worldly Christians.
John’s Rules for Christian Living