Contender or Pretender

Speaker Rev. Wayne Johnson

What do you find yourself doing? Does it bring honor to our Heavenly Father?

Time moves fast?

What impact have I made with his precious gift of time?

Martha and Mary gives us an example of priorities

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:38-42‬ ‭ESV‬‬

God takes care of things. You do not have to be overly concerned with the things of the world.

“"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25-27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

What are God's priorities for us?

Recognize God and what his sacrifice means

“"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” - John‬ ‭3:16-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Go and Do in His Power

“And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."” - ‭[Matthew‬ ‭28:18-20‬ ‭ESV]‬‬(

What are the qualifications

  1. Be saved
  2. Have a story

Who should you talk to

  1. Everyone who will listen

"There is no unemployment in the Kingdom of God, so get to work. "