Workers together with GodBro. David Chancellor
5/17/2009 11:00 AM
2 Corinthians 5:17-21, 6:1
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them: and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
Christ gives us a new life. Something changes after we find God. We have a different reason for living. A sinful life focuses on living for self. The life lived for Christ focuses on living to fulfill God’s purpose. It’s a life lived to let others know what God can do. We’re to be "workers together with him." God chose us for his team when we had nothing to offer. God gave us what he gave us for a purpose. When we work with him we can accomplish a meaningful purpose in life. There’s still a need for evangelical Christianity. God wants us to be part of the team and work with him.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
God made everything and doesn’t need anything. He didn’t make us workers with him because of our great capabilities. There’s nothing we can offer of ourselves. When we let God work in and through us, he can make something of us. He didn’t need us to make the team complete. It was complete already. We greatly need him. All that we accomplish is to his glory, not ours. Because Jesus came, the means was made for the message to come across. It all hinges on him, but he takes us and uses us to get things done.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
God chose to work with us when we could do nothing. He chose to use us; we didn’t have some great ability. Without Jesus, the team would be nothing.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Alone we could do nothing, but with Jesus we can do all things. This is why it’s important to have Jesus. When we have Jesus, what we do for him isn’t pointless. He’s the connection that makes all the difference in life. Paul’s life changed when Jesus came into his life. No matter what came into his life, he could accomplish God’s purpose. With Jesus, there are many things that we can do. When we go in the strength of Christ, we can do what we can’t do on our own. There’s a lot we can do then. Find a walk with God, because with him, all things can be done. When you’re connected to God, you’ve got all that you need. God’s dependable. We can count on him for everything we need.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
God promised to always be with us. He’s the best one to work with. No matter what happens, he’ll be there. He’ll bring you through it. Faith in God is the best thing you can have. There’s no helper like God. There are no limits to what he can do. He makes it work. God’s the majority partner of the team.