The Great Work Of A True Christian (1 of 3) by Jesse Hendley

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A Study in Acts
Jesse M. Hendley
Acts 26:17-18

Now, friends, if you have you Bibles, I want you to
turn with me to Acts, chapter 26, verses 17 and 18,
and (today we are taking up the wonderful study, "The
Great Work of a True Christian," the great work of a
real child of God.

Now we read back in verse 16 that Christ appears unto
us for this purpose, to make us a minister and witness
both of those things which we have seen in our
conversion and of the things that will appear to us.
That is, the things that we know of when we are
converted and the things that the Lord will speak to
us about after our conversion as we walk together with

So now we come to verse 17, where the Lord says to
Paul (and what He says to Paul He is saying to us),
"Delivering thee from the people, and from the
Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, to open their
eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from
the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive
forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which
are sanctified by faith in Me."

Here is the great work, then, of a true Christian: WE
ARE SENT-ONES. We are sent by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Notice the expression in verse 17. Jesus says, "I send
thee." Isn't that important?

You say, "That is the Apostle Paul He is speaking

That is true. But that is true of EVERY believer on
the Lord Jesus! The minute you are saved, He sends

Now notice here first of all that Christians are sent
to do a special work for the Lord Jesus Christ when
they are saved. They enter into a particular mission
from Jesus at the particular time. Jesus said, "I send
thee." Notice the word, "I." Christ! The Mighty One!
The Creator! The God of all the earth! It is an
amazing thing to be sent by a man. It is a tremendous
honor to be sent by your country, and to be sent by
friends and loved ones. But here, the Great Sender is ...

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