The Price of Doing and the Cost of Ignoring Pt. 1: Rewards and Consequences

2000 years ago, Jesus ascended into Heaven but promised that He would one day return. As we wait for Jesus’ return, what are we, Christians, supposed to do? Does it matter what we do? Do Christians have a call (job) to do while we wait for Jesus to return? If we do, what is that call, and what will happen if we don’t fulfill it? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the importance of doing the will of God during these last days in his message, The Price of Doing and the Cost of Ignoring Pt. 1: Rewards and Consequences.

Luke 19:11–27
Luke 19:9–10
Proverbs 11:30

The Price of Doing and the Cost of Ignoring

The Call All Christians Have

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw Him they worshiped Him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:16-20

All of us Christians have a call on our lives to do the will of God. The will of God is that none perish but all come to repentance. According to Paul, the only way for people to repent is to hear of the Word of God, and the only way to hear is if someone tells them. How can someone tell unless they also believe? It’s our call (job) as Christians to tell as many people as we can about Jesus and lead all who desire to Christ. If our call is our job, then to either do our job or not do our job will leave us with either rewards or consequences.

The Rewards and Consequences Set Before All Christians

The Reward of Following The Will of God

46 While He was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But He replied to the man who told Him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 12:46-50

There will be greater rewards for those who have shared the Gospel with others, and likewise there will be greater consequences for those who have refused to share the Gospel with others.

The Consequence of Not Following The Will of God

21 Not everyone who says to me [Jesus], ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty works in Your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 7:21-23

Believing alone isn’t enough. When God gives us a gift, we are meant to share it with as many people as we can. We aren’t meant to hide our gift and keep it to ourselves. All Christians have been given the free gift of Salvation, the most important gift, so why wouldn’t we share that gift with others?

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