GETTING YOUR JOBDONE:MISSION POSSIBLE! DNCF 22nd July 2012
When didhuman labor /work begin???a) Before Adam and Eve sinnedb) After Adam and Eve sinned
AnswerGenesis 2:15 And theLord God took the manand put him in thegarden of Eden to dowork in it and take careof it.16 ¶And the Lord Godgave the manorders, saying, You mayfreely take of the fruit ofevery tree of the garden:17 But of the fruit of thetree of the knowledge ofgood and evil you may nottake; for on the day when
Our perceptions about our work!DNCF survey (30% responded to an online survey of DNCF members)
What following the survey results?May be it is time forus to look at the jobbeing offered !See how we canbest fit into thisproposal!See if there isanything of value forus! (for me!!)
The job descriptionWanted Urgently and Permanently: Eligibility: A dead man who is a new creation. Should have been killed on the cross. Company: Heaven (also known as Kingdom of God), CEO and Co-worker: God. The incumbent will be representing Heaven’s best interest. Assignment: Would be needed to win souls and buy back a lost creation with the price of blood already spilled.
The job description Involvement: Full Time, No breaks, No Holidays, No leaves!!! Privileges and allowances: Will be equipped with love, holiness and favor and will have a personal counselor and a complete insight of the company’s strategic plans, targets, know -how and provisions. Remuneration: Pay package will be unseen, immaterial rewards paid in installments with a very high rate of interest and deposited in a bank account which he will be able to cash only following this life is over. May receive blessings and fulfillment
Lets think about it! Do we take up this job? Have we already signed up for it? How seriously are we taking it? What would be the reward of our present efforts? What do we stand to lose by our present attitudes and activities related to this work?
Vision clarity requires us to understandthe following: Our Eligibility for the work The Company/Organization we are working for Our Position in our work Role clarity for our work Enablers for our work Tasks and activities expected Pay package and allowances The Outcome expected from our work
Eligibility for the workJohn 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except acorn of wheat fall into the ground and die, itabideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruitGalatians 2:19 I stopped living for the law. I died tothe law, so that I may now live for God. I was killedon the cross with Christ.20 So, the life which I now live is not really me -- it isChrist living in me! I still live in my body, but I liveby faith in the Son of God. He is the one who lovedme; he sacrificed himself for me.2 Corinthians 5:17 So, if anyone is in Christ, he isa new creation. Old things have passed away.Listen, everything has become new.
The Company/ Organization we are working forMark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you itis given …….. the kingdom of GodLuke 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on hisdisciples, and said, Blessed be ye …. foryours is the kingdom of God.2 Corinthians 5: 20 We are representingChrist.2 Corinthians 6:1 As Gods co-workers, youhave received Gods gracious love. We begyou, dont waste it!
Enablers to our position and role clarityEphesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of ourLord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with everyspiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;4 even as he chose us in him before the foundationof the world, that we would be holy and withoutblemish before him in love;5 having predestined us for adoption as childrenthrough Jesus Christ to himself, according to the goodpleasure of his desire,6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which hefreely bestowed favor on us in the Beloved,
Enablers to our position and role clarityEphesians 1: 7 in whom we have ourredemption through his blood, theforgiveness of our trespasses, accordingto the riches of his grace,8 which he made to abound toward us inall wisdom and prudence,9 making known to us the mystery of hiswill, according to his good pleasure whichhe purposed in him
Enablers to our position and role clarityEphesians1:11 in Christ also we were assigned….according to the purpose of him who worksall things after the counsel of his willEphesians 1: 13 in whom you also, having heardthe word of the truth, the Gospel of yoursalvation,—in whom, having also believed, youwere sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise
The Work: tasksBringing back people to God:2 Corinthians 5:18 Everything comes from God.He uses Christ to bring us back to Himself. Godgave us the work of bringing people back toHimself.19 When God was bringing the people of theworld back to Himself in Christ, He was notcounting their sins against them. God gave usthe message about how He brings peopleback to Himself.
More TasksSoul winner: Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of therighteous is a tree of life; and he that winnethsouls is wise.Redeemer: Titus 2:14 Who gave himself forus, that he might redeem us from alliniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiarpeople, zealous of good works.Romans8:19 Creation waits eagerly for the timewhen the sons of God will be revealed.Overseer: Acts 20:28 the Holy Ghost hathmade you overseers, to feed the church ofGod, which he hath purchased with his own
The Pay Package!2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the thingswhich are seen, but at the things which are not seen:for the things which are seen are temporal; but thethings which are not seen are eternal.Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shallreceive the reward of the inheritance: for ye servethe Lord Christ.1 Peter 1:4 …an inheritance which is kept inheaven for you. That inheritance will neverdecay, spoil, or fade away.Revelation 22:12 Jesus said, "Listen! I am comingsoon. The reward I have is with me. I will pay backeach person according to the way he lived.”
The outcomeRomans 8:17 Since we are children, we are also heirs-- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.18 I consider the sufferings of the present time notworth comparing with the future glory which will berevealed to us.19 Creation waits eagerly for the time when the sonsof God will be revealed.20 Creation was tied to worthlessness. That was notwhat it wanted, but God wanted it that way. So, Hebound it. However, there is hope!21 Creation itself will be set free from the slavery ofdecay and be brought into the glorious freedom of
Now what? How do I contribute to building the Kingdom of God? How can I use my talents and opportunities in spreading God’s message, bringing people to Him? What is my role in redeeming creation? How can I use my talents, resources, abilities and time better? How can I undertake my assignment in God’s kingdom in a better way? Where and How can I start (if I haven’t already)? Can we start as a team, a family, a church with motivation, where every one contributes towards our
Let us sing together:[Verse 1]Youre the God of this CityYoure the King of thesepeopleYoure the Lord of this nationYou are
[Verse 2]Youre the Light in this darknessYoure the Hope to the hopelessYoure the Peace to the restlessYou areThere is no one like our GodThere is no one like our God
[Chorus]For greater things have yet to comeAnd greater things are still to be done in thisCityGreater thing have yet to comeAnd greater things are still to be done in thisCity[Verse 1][Verse 2]
There is no one like our GodThere is no one like our God[Chorus]For greater things have yet to comeAnd greater things are still to be done inthis CityGreater things have yet to comeAnd greater things are still to be done