WORKERS TOGETHER WITH HIM – Pastor Chris
Saturday, April 16, 2022
I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me — and I in him — bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing (John 15:5 NET).
We’re workers together with the Lord (2 Corinthians 6:1). In essence, without Him, you can do nothing, and without you He can’t reach the world because you’re His vessel, His mouthpiece, the one He’s trusted to take His message of salvation to the ends of the earth.
Notice that I didn’t say, “Without you, God will not do anything”; I said, “He cannot.” It’s that strong. When He said, “Without me ye can do nothing,” He meant, cut off from vital union with Him, “apart” or “severed” from Him, you can’t do anything. The other side is just as true. Without you, He can’t do anything that concerns you; He can’t do anything in your life or in your world, because that’ll violate His Word, will and purpose.
In Mark 16:15, Jesus said, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” You’re to go out with all boldness, faith, courage and conviction, knowing that the Lord already did His part. Remember, Jesus gave His life to save the whole world. John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Your purpose in the earth is to fulfil His dream. It’s to live for Him. Be compelled by the love of the One who gave His life so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Put your faith, your energies and whole life into preaching the Gospel. Nothing should be as important to you as your love for Jesus Christ, which you demonstrate in leading others to salvation.
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Dear Father, the light of your glorious Gospel shines ever so brightly today, bringing salvation, life and truth to men, women, boys and girls everywhere, as your children preach the Gospel all around the world. Your righteousness is established in the earth, and in the hearts of men, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20;
2 Corinthians 6:1
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 15:11-32 & Ruth 1-4
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 11:13-24 & Psalm 119:105-128