New Believers Bible - Flipbook - Page 108
3. Sharing Your Faith Results in Joy. While laboring to introduce people to
Jesus is difficult work, the end result will give you much to celebrate (see
Psalm 126:5-6, page 532).
4. Overlooking Petty Issues Frees Us to Experience Joy. God wants us
to experience his joy in our lives and to avoid those things that could hamper
that joy (see 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, page 1026).
5. Knowing Whom You Belong to and What the Future Holds
Brings True Joy. Realizing that you are a child of God and that you will
spend eternity in heaven with him will bring you joy (see Romans 15:13,
Once you receive Jesus Christ into your life as your personal Lord and Savior, not
only do you obtain the privileged gift of eternal life but you immediately acquire
a great responsibility. You have been entrusted with the message of the gospel
and are responsible for what you do with it in your life. In the end, we know that
what we have done on this earth for Christ will be examined before almighty
God and displayed before the rest of the world. The question we must all ask is
this: Will what I am doing for Christ and his Kingdom stand the test of time?
Those who have done much with what God has given them will be greatly
rewarded. Take some time to see what God’s Word has to say on this subject.
1. The More We Know, the Greater Our Responsibility Will Be. The
Lord holds those who have been given positions of spiritual leadership to a
higher accountability for what they do (see Luke 12:48, page 920).
2. We Are Responsible for Our Own Sins and Mistakes. We cannot pass
blame onto others for our own failings (see Jeremiah 31:30, page 678).
3. We Need to Invest Our Abilities and Resources in God’s Kingdom.
God has graciously given us abilities and resources to invest in the expansion
of his Kingdom (see Luke 19:11-26, page 928).
4. The Value of Our Work on Earth Will Be Tested. On Judgment Day,
the quality of our faith and the work we have done for Jesus Christ will be
revealed and rewarded accordingly (see 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, page 1028).