Always Abounding in the Work of the Lord

Always Abounding in the Work of the Lord

(1 Corinthians 15:58)

I. Powerful faith

    A. Scriptural examples (Mark 5)
    B. Developed through study and application of the Word (Romans 10:17)
    C. Faith is foundational (Hebrews 11:6; 2 Peter 1:5-8)

II. Prevailing power

    A. Scriptural examples (Jabez, Solomon, Nehemiah, Daniel, Ezra)
    B. We should pray as we work, we should pray as we prepare to work, and we should pray for others who do the work as well (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Ephesians 6:10-20)
    C. The example of Elijah (James 5:17-18)

III. Passionate zeal

    A. “To boil with heat” (Romans 12:10-11)
    B. Zeal and preparedness (Titus 2:13-14; 3:1; Ephesians 2:10)
    C. Zeal in spreading the gospel (Mark 16:15-16; 2 Timothy 2:2)

IV. Personal love

    A. If there is no love in our work, it is all done in vain (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
    B. Love for God (Matthew 22:37-38; John 14:15)
    C. Love for others (Matthew 22:39; Romans 13:10; Ephesians 4:15)
    D. Love for self (Matthew 22:39; 1 Timothy 4:16)

V. Persistent effort

    A. Perseverance pays off (Galatians 6:9-10)
    B. The example of Paul (Philippians 3:13-14)

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