Christ At Work In You - Part 2
Pastor Larry Luffman | Freedom Ministries | May 29, 2022
John 5:16-17 - So the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill Him because He had done these things on the Sabbath day. 17 Jesus answered them, “My Father is working still, and I am working.”
John 5:36 - I have greater testimony than that of John. The works which the Father has given Me to finish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
John 17:4 - I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work You have given Me to do.
Philippians 1:6 - I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:13 - For God is the One working in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure.
Colossians 1:29 - In this I labor, striving according to His power, which effectively works in me.
Ephesians 3:20 - Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us.
If you know the Lord, there is divine power at work in your life. Christ desires to do amazing things in your life, ultimately changing you into His glorious image.
But how can we see Jesus Christ do a mighty work, a work changing us from the inside out, enabling us to become the man or woman in Christ we are capable of being?
First, do what Christ has commanded.
Philippians 4:9 - Do those things which you have both learned and received, and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
2 Thessalonians 3:4 - We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will do the things which we command you.
A principle found throughout Scripture is “God will not do for you what He expects you to do.”
It took a miracle to raise Lazarus from the dead, but it took willing men to move the stone from the grave.
If you want Christ to do a great work in and through you, you must apply yourself to grow spiritually.
If we truly want to see Christ do a great work, we must have a tender heart that desires to do what Christ has commanded.
“I am laboring diligently like it all depends on me; but I am praying and depending on Christ-like it all depends on Him.”
Come back next week for part 3 of this message!
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