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We know about Jesus on earth. But what is He doing now? There is much for Jesus to do.

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  1. 1. Unfinished Work Jesus is not through 1 Corinthians 15:24-26
  2. 2. IntroductionIntroduction • Some work does not reach a finish – it just ends • Jesus worked before He came to earth • Jesus was involved in creation and throughout the OT periods of Bible history
  3. 3. IntroductionIntroduction • Picture of mischievous boy – “God isn’t finished with me yet.” • We often think that when Jesus left earth and returned to heaven – his work was finished • There is much Jesus is now doing for us
  4. 4. Adding to His churchAdding to His church • Acts 2:47Acts 2:47 - praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. • As people believe and respond in faithful obedience – they are added to the church
  5. 5. Adding to His churchAdding to His church • Jesus purchased the church with hisJesus purchased the church with his bloodblood • Acts 20:28 - Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
  6. 6. Adding to His churchAdding to His church • He loves the church and died for itHe loves the church and died for it • Ephesians 5:25 - Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, • JESUS IS NOT FINISHED ADDING TOJESUS IS NOT FINISHED ADDING TO HIS CHURCHHIS CHURCH
  7. 7. Edification of MembersEdification of Members • Jesus gives gifts so the body can beJesus gives gifts so the body can be edifiededified • Ephesians 4:11-12 -11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
  8. 8. Edification of MembersEdification of Members • Matthew 28:20b -Matthew 28:20b - and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. • 1 Corinthians 14:401 Corinthians 14:40 - Let all things be done decently and in order.
  9. 9. IntercessionIntercession • Hebrews 12:25Hebrews 12:25 - See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, • He is mediator – 1 Timothy 2:5
  10. 10. IntercessionIntercession • Hebrews 7:25 - Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. • Romans 8:34 - Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
  11. 11. Head of ChurchHead of Church • Ephesians 1:22-23 - 22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. • 1 Corinthians 15:24 - Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
  12. 12. King of the KingdomKing of the Kingdom • 1 Timothy 6:15 - which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, • He is NOW ruling and will rule until the end of time
  13. 13. Providential CareProvidential Care • Matthew 28:20 – I am with you always • Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you. • Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
  14. 14. Judge the WorldJudge the World • John 12:48 - He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. • 2 Timothy 4:8 - Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
  15. 15. Judge the WorldJudge the World • 2 Timothy 4:1 - I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
  16. 16. Jesus not FinishedJesus not Finished • Jesus is not finishedJesus is not finished • The work he left for us is not finishedThe work he left for us is not finished • Jesus is still working – and soJesus is still working – and so should we continue to workshould we continue to work