I know thy works

Ever wondered about what you do on earth and what it counts for to God? We are very reflective at certain times (e.g. anniversaries, birthdays etc.), and reflection creates perfect opportunity to ask ourselves if our life is up to Christ’s expectation.

This blog post was written from a sermon preached by Pastor Chris Ifonlaja which you can listen to below

The phrase ‘I know thy works’ was directed to the seven churches in Asia;

  1. Ephesus (Rev 2 v 1-2),
  2. Smyrna (Rev 2v 8-9),
  3. Pergamos (Rev 2 v 12-13),
  4. Thyatira (Rev 2 v 18-19),
  5. Sardis (Rev 3 v 1-2),
  6. Philadelphia (Rev 3 v 7-8) and
  7. Laodicea (Rev 3 v 14-15).

God knows our works and thoughts in relation to what He expects of us (Isa 66 v 18). A good example is David who was convicted in 2Sam 12 v 1-14 of committing adultery with Bathsheba and having her husband Uriah killed (2Sam 11). Another example is Peter, who not only denied Christ (Matt 26 v 33-34, 69-75), but also abandoned the work of the Master (John 1 v 1-3). David and Peter however repented and they were forgiven. Our God does give another chance and restores as the examples show. Christ is calling us not only to repentance from our works that do not measure up (Rev 3 v

Another example is Peter, who not only denied Christ (Matt 26 v 33-34, 69-75), but also abandoned the work of the Master (John 1 v 1-3). David and Peter however repented and they were forgiven. Our God does give another chance and restores as the examples show. Christ is calling us not only to repentance from our works that do not measure up (Rev 3 v

In conclusion, Christ is calling us not only to repentance from our works that do not measure up (Rev 3 v 19-20), but also to use our ability to influence, gifts and talents for His work of bringing salvation to all (2Tim 4 v 5-7).

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