WHAT IS GOD’S REQUIRED WORK? – sermon

What is God’s Required Work?

The work of God is this – to believe in the One He has sent.

A review of a sermon given by Harry Morgan

Based on John 6:28-48

People in the crowd were conducting a type of interview of Jesus. They were trying to give Him hard questions.

Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”

Harry asked what we might have answered for Jesus.

        1. the 10 commandments
        2. love God and love others
        3. seek justice
        4. mercy
        5. forgiveness

But the answer:

Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

We ONLY have to believe that Jesus is God. That’s it.

As C.S. Lewis explained in Mere Christianity, there are only 3 possibilities for who Jesus really is:

        • A Lunatic
        • An Evil Man
        • He is Lord
Lewis says:
I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.” That is the one thing we must not say.
A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell.
You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

 

Those who say Jesus is a great human teacher – that is nonsense. A man would not say these things unless he were a lunatic or an evil man. So  – HE IS LORD.

Belief means more than just believing someone; it means actually putting our trust in someone.

To Believe in Jesus We Need to Know 3 Things:

  1. Jesus is Invisible so our trust must be that He is REAL, ALIVE. We believe in the Resurrection – the whole thing.
  2. It is all by the grace of God – it is a gift from God. God gave it to us.
  3. It is a CHOICE. It is our decision whether we follow Him or not – each day, each minute.

Our Work is this – TO BELIEVE IN JESUS

Why would we do this?

If we have deeper thoughts and questions such as:

        • What is Eternity?
        • Why am I here? Why do I exist? What is the point of life?
        • Is forgiveness needed in my life? By God?
        • Do I need deep healing for my soul?

Jesus said I am the bread of life. We can have eternal life – which is LIFE with GOD – we can have that – here on earth – right now.

Let’s taste and enjoy life with Jesus – Now and forever.

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2 thoughts on “WHAT IS GOD’S REQUIRED WORK? – sermon

  1. skyblueseagreen

    Janis, you had me at C.S.Lewis 🙂 and you zeroed in on the most important “task”–to believe. Some people probably think that’s too easy and it can’t be the way to God, but it’s not that easy if you’re trying to show your faith through your actions, right? Great post, and so glad to have you visit me, too. Looking forward to more posts!

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Found you. Thanks for visiting my art blog. And yes – faith is the most important- everything flows from that.
      Blessings,
      Jan

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