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5 REASONS NOT TO WORK

Matthew 5:14-16

Reason #1 I just can't get involved

  1. Involvement is necessary Ephesians 2:8-10

  2. Created to do good workmanship

  3. Not being involved = involved in making the problem worse

Reason #2 I don't have the time

  1. Colossians 4:4-6 make the most of your time

  2. Outsiders vs. 5

  3. How much more those in Christ's

  4. Why did Joshua ask for more time? Joshua 10:12

    1. Fighting battle sun going down

    2. Still work to do before dark

Reason #3 I just don't care

  1. Good works reflect on your character

  2. Galatians 4:28-29

  3. If we are children of promise we will reveal ourselves by our works

Reason #4 I don't have the skill

  1. Exodus 28:3 skill to Aaron's priestly garments

  2. 1 Chronicles 28:21 skilled men in army of David

  3. Desire is mentioned before skill

Reason #5 I don't have the resources

  1. Money is not always a requirement

    1. Time energy expression of sympathy encouragement

    2. Just be sure it is for the right purpose

Conclusion

  1. As we grow don't forget to do good works.

  2. These are a barometer of our growth.

  3. Don't be carnal and look for reasons to neglect

  4. Be ready for every good work.

  5. Colossians 1:10

  6. 2 Timothy 2:21

  7. Titus 3:1

  8. Hebrews 13:21



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