Characteristics of a Christian Worker by Rex Yancey

Characteristics of a Christian Worker
Rex Yancey
II Corinthians 4:1-7

Every born again person is called upon to be a worker for God. We are not saved to sit and soak, but to serve. The Bible condemns idleness as a sin. We are constantly exhorted to be busy. Christ was busy. Too many Christians today are following Christ afar off.

In our text today are features that are to be found in all who seek to serve Christ. Ephesians 2:10 says "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Titus 2:14 says "Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good deeds." Titus 3:8 says "This is a trustworthy statement, and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently so that those who have believed God may be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men."

Good works are in God's plan for his people. He determines the nature and character of Christian activities. Nothing is left to human guesswork.

Many today have zeal for God but not according to knowledge. They are like a porcupine. They have some good points but you can't get close to them without getting stuck.

A lot of things from the worldly point of view are good, but from the divine standpoint, they are worthless because they contribute nothing to his glory.

That means there is a lot of wasted energy on our part. Activity is worthless apart from his revealed will. Why do we have this book of instruction and then not abide by it? This book shows us how to do our work. It is a manual for dummies about life.

God's work is paramount. There is nothing to compare to it. I expect you to think that what you do in church is the most important thing in the Christian service. It may be the choir, brotherhood, R.A.'s G.A.'s W.M.U, deacons, teachers, com ...


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