Sermon #24: Did God Send You?



"For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me." - John 5:36 (NIV)

Some people lead out in Ministry work because God has called them into it. Some do because they have called themselves; they are driven by other, totally personal and selfish motives.

Verbal self-testimony doesn't mean much. One really does not get much mileage by claiming to have been sent by God. There is a crucial indicator that puts things in their correct perspective. Here it is: the work that one does should testify that the Father sent them.

  • If you are a prophet, your prophecies should testify that God sent you.
  • If you are a preacher/teacher, your teaching should confirm that God sent you.
  • If you are a shepherd, your attitude, actions and reactions, i.e., your general shepherding, should testify that God sent you.
  • The Word of God is the yardstick. Do everything exactly as the Word would have you do.

In whatever you do in and for your church, you need to be clear of your motive. You might think that you are working for God, when in actual fact you are working either for yourself or for some other people.

"For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me" - John 5:36 (NIV). This should be your declaration too.

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