Sunday Night Sermon

Sunday night I get the honor of preaching for seven(ish) minutes at my church. For the none of you who read my blog, I'm going to post the basic essence of it here a few days early.

I Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

We often hear about “full time Christian service,” which is when a person earns his or her living by serving God. He spends his “40 hours” in the ministry. Christian school teachers go to a school and teach. Pastors spend their time studying the Bible and counseling.

The logical alternative is “part time Christian service.” No one calls it that, but that is essentially what most of us are. We have a secular job and do what we can for God in our spare time. We may be in the bus ministry, teach a Sunday School class, or work in the nursery; but that is our service for God.

But the fact is that our service for God isn’t defined by time we spend doing things for him. A pastor is just as much a pastor when he is watching football as when he is counseling. It is who he is and not what he does. It is the same with us.

Our service as Christians is not something that we go out and do. It is how we live our lives day in and day out. We are told by Paul in I Corinthians to glorify God when we do mundane things like eating and drinking. Everyone Christian is called to 24/7 “full time Christian service.”

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t spend time in church ministries, most Christians need to spend more time. I’m saying that we don’t get time off from being a Christian. At your secular job, out with your friends, you are still a Christian and should live that out.

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