It's Time To Go To Work by James Merritt

"It's Time to Go To Work"
Dr. James Merritt
Matthew 15:14-30
4-16-00
INTRODUCTION

1. Do you ever get tired? If the answer is yes, you
may have a good reason for it as the following story
illustrates:

Somewhere in the world there is a country
with a population of 220 million. 84 million are
over 60 years of age, which leaves 136 million to
do the work. People under 20 years of age total
95 million, which leaves 41 million to do the
work.

There are 22 million employed by the
government, which leaves 19 million to do the
work. Four million are in the Armed Forces,
which leaves 15 million to do the work. Deduct
14,800,000, the number in state and city offices,
and that leaves 200,000 to do the work. There
are 188,000 in hospitals or insane asylums, so
that leaves 12,000 to do the work.

It is of interest to note that in this
country 11,998 are in jail, so that leaves just
two people to carry the load. That's you and me—
and brother I'm getting tired of doing everything
myself!

2. I can assure you that if you've ever felt that
way, so have I. Because when I look out at the
church, I see an army of soldiers that need to be on
the battlefield, but instead they are asleep in the
barracks. We have not been saved to sit in a pew or
to soak up biblical truth. We have been saved to
serve.

3. The parable that we are going to study today is a
parable about servants, and every servant has both a
job to do and the ability to do that job. Every
servant's job is important. If you ever get the idea
that you alone are not important, either to the church
of God, to the kingdom of God, or the work of God,
just think about this:

One voter in each precinct in the United
States will determine the next President of
the United States.

In 1948 just one additional vote in each
precinct would have elected Thomas Dewey as
President.

In 1960 one vote in each precinct in
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