OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

One tragic thing about serving religiously is the uncertainty. Sadly, to those who are in various religions no assurance of eternal life offered can be offered.

They are never sure that their good works are acceptable to their "god/s" or enough to earn their salvation.

Conversely, Romans 14'17 says that serving Christ in righteous acts is not only well pleasing to God but is also seen as genuine by men.

Opportunities to serve the Lord occur constantly, sometimes very unexpectedly. Remember the Lord's example of the Samaritan?

"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith," Galatians 6'10.

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ," Colossians 3'23-24.  

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"For we are His workmanship,

created in Christ Jesus for good works,

which God prepared beforehand

that we should walk in them,"

Ephesians 2'10.

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The Kingdom of God Today

Part Two

“Assuredly, I say to you,

whoever does not receive the kingdom of God

as a little child will by no means enter it,” 

Luke 18''17

BORN-AGAIN CHILDLIKENESS

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The Kingdom of God Today

Phase Three

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“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom,

and does not understand it,

then the wicked one comes

and snatches away what was sown in his heart," Matthew 13'19.

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MISREADINGS AND MIS-TAKES

The Lord speaks of "this Good News of the Kingdom" and He began preaching it right from the start of His earthly ministry.

It's not surprising, then, that Jesus, His word and His Good News and His Followers have been the focus of the enemy's attacks ever since the Day of Pentecost.

He is constantly attempting to deceive Believers and will attempt to misrepresent them and the Kingdom to anyone who will listen.

For example, in Roman-occupied Thessalonica the accusers claimed that the Believers were dishonouring, even disobeying, the ruler of the land, that they were:

"... all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king - Jesus" (Acts 17'7).

Accusations against God's people are likely to be about anything that the can enemy think use to interfere with the work of God.