Ebenezer Congregational Church

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Pastor's Corner

Labor of Love ~ September

Posted by Ebenezer Congregational Church on August 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM

“And has borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted.” Revelations 2:3

In the verse preceding this, Jesus says, “I know they works and thy labuour and thy patience.” What a great thought, that Jesus takes note of what we do for the Kingdom and for the sake of glorifying His name.

September third we will acknowledge those who work. The Bible is clear that we are to be productive. Work is in fact an ethic, something that ought to be. The Lord’s command to work six days and rest one does our bodies and minds and spirits good. We, like God, are to produce that which is good. The Lord said at the close of each day of creation that it was good, in fact the last day it was very good. What He works at is good and produces of and in itself goodness. This is what ought to be (ethics).

God’s plan for you is to be a laborer for Him, to produce that which glorifies Him and builds up the church. Ephesians 1:10 says we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. My desire for each of us is that we will be acknowledged for our good works, not by people, but by the one for whom we labor. To labor for Christ is to love Christ. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments”.

As your Pastor, I am very thankful for you labor of love, in and outside the church. How it thrills me to hear of an act of love in serving Jesus by spending yourself for Him and those He loves. So with that, I say Happy Labor Day, and keep up the good work.

Together in Christ,

/s/ Pastor David

 

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