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Conclusion. God has promised a life that is abundant and overflowing. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him, and He desires to give us more than our lives can contain. God calls us to do good, do right, and do well. He also wants us to do more. Scripture eliminates any excuse we might have to be content with what is already completed.
Part 4. Every good and perfect God gives us is something to steward. We take care of what God owns but puts in our possession. If we are faithful with it, our Master promises to reward us and say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." In addition to doing good and doing what is right, we are told to do well. We must use what God has given, but we can't just do enough to get by. God is looking for the best, for He is God. Because of His greatness, we must do well.
Part 2. As we step out to "do" the work of the Kingdom, we find out how God looks for a very specific type of fruit. It isn't apples versus oranges versus bananas. God draws a line and judges the quality of our fruit, which reveals the truth about we who bear it. The first step of doing is to "do good." We have a sense of what we believe is good, but it is based on the feelings of the individual. God has a different idea of what is good, and He direct us to bear good fruit.
The gospel brings an amazing reality to the Christian – in Christ believers are released from the burden of the law. This changes everything!
How God gauges success may not be how we do. As finite, walk-by-sight creatures, we tend to evaluate based on what we see. God however evaluates on what He sees – the heart of man. We excess on quantity; God doesn’t.
John 15:1-17 "I am the vine; you are the branches." In this passage Jesus plainly explains to His disciples the key to living a fruitful life that brings glory to God.
Marianne Billitt preaches from the book of Hosea, issuing a challenge for us to consider our ways and to turn to God in repentance, breaking up our fallow ground so-to-speak, and removing the weeds from our lives, so that we can be fruitful in everything we do.
We are all called to ministry in one form or another. Faithful ministry springs from our love of the gospel and of God. What does the gospel mean to you?