5.19.15 God's business should be your business
“Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless – a miserable business!” - Ecc.4:7-8
So what kind of business are you in today? restaurant, healthcare, teacher, etc...
***If you’re not in God’s business you are in a
meaningless and a miserable business***
-If you get into God’s business it doesn’t matter what
your occupation is – you will be satisfied and
So you ask what is God's business? Well let's see what God's business is: -God’s business is the redemption business.
JN. 3:16 “For God so love the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting Life.”
2Pet. 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
Jesus even commanded His disciples to carry on with the same attitude…
Mat.28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
*God is not willing that anyone should perish in their sins…Anything thing that leads people to repentance is God’s Business.
-The salvation of souls is God’s business
-Missions is Gods business.
-God is in the redemption business!
Are you in God’s business?
-If your not you are in a meaningless and a miserable business!
Are you in the redemption business?
God has no time for pretenders but He has great blessings in store for those involved in His business.
While studying tonight I came across this story and I thought I'd share it:
Bob carworth a ford dealer
Just suppose Bob ran into some trouble...He cannot sell a Ford!
(His staff wanting to keep there jobs suggest- You need more advertizing!)
-He puts up signs everywhere
-Everywhere you turn you see "Bob Carsworth -get a Ford that’s worth something!"
-He’s still having trouble so He calles the muckety mucks in Detroit
-When they came to visit...
-They saw signs everywhere
-They Saw the Tv adds
-They heard the radio adds
-They read the mailers
*This Guy looks good - He should be selling a lot of Fords!
-They Get to the car lot
*-There is not a ford on the whole place
-Chevy, Honda, Christler, Dodge -But no Fords!
-“Didn’t you see the signs?” -Bob quips..
** executives would be mad and return to Detroit to revoked the dealers right to sell Fords.
*You cannot sell fords -UNless you have fords to sell!
Friends many Churches are like that crazy ford dealer…
-adds are in the news paper.
-Some even have radio programs.
But when people come looking for Jesus they quickly find out that it was a false advertisement….
-They leave disgusted and disappointed
God is not in the pretending business – He is in the redemption business!
Wow think about that for a minute are we in God's business or are we pretending?
THE PROBLEM WITH MOST CHURCHES THESE DAYS IS THAT WHEN PEOPLE COME LOOKING FOR JESUS THEY OFFER EVERYTHING, BUT JESUS!
a)Programs are offered
*-Lots of Activities but lost people leave frustrated asking, “WHERE IS GOD!”
GOD IS NOT IN THE PROGAMS BUISNESS HE IS IN THE REDEMPTION BUSINESS!!
-Programs are good if they point people to Jesus!
I have to say Bethlehem Baptist Church on Preston Highway has programs but the programs we have point people to Jesus. If you go out of the Church asking where is God then maybe the question should be where were you at? Maybe you was thinking about your cell phone or perhaps lunch well come to Bethlehem and you won't go out asking where was God.
Get into God’s business of redemption and you’ll be in the most rewarding business of all!
God I come to you thinking you for a Church is about your business and being part of a Church who isn't afraid to tell it like it is when they tell others about you. Like a Pastor friend of ours use to say put your steel toe boots on because I may be stepping on your toes today. I think you for bringing Brother Mike and his family to us and it was all in your timing, sometimes we get inpatient waiting for things but all we have to do is ask and then wait for you to answer. I want to pray that if there is anyone reading this that is not doing your business they ask someone what they can do to do your business. Now please be with my facebook family and friends and know that I love you. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen