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Doing The Work Of The Father

DOING THE WORK OF THE FATHER
JOHN 9:1-7

INTRODUCTION:
              A.        Work has always been necessary to living:
                          1.         God gave Adam work to do; Genesis 2:8, 15
                          2.         After sinning Adam was told; Genesis 3:17-19
              B.         Jesus came to do the work of the Father; John 9:4
              C.         Paul told the brethren at Corinth to abound in work; I Corinthians 15:58
              D.         Our lesson deals with “Doing the Work of the Father”

I.    JESUS KNEW THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING GOD’S WORK:  John 9:4
              A.         He brought light into a world of sin; John 9:5
                          1.         Jesus gave His followers a responsibility; Matthew 5:14
                          2.         He stated; Matthew 5:16
              B.         The brethren at Philippi were told; Philippians 2:12
                          1.        Through the works of obedience; Philippians 2:13-16
                          2.         Jesus told His disciples; John 4:31-34
              C.         We are not assured of another opportunity to obey; I Thessalonians 5:3
                         1.         James warned; James 4:14
                         2.         Paul told the brethren at Corinth; II Corinthians 6:2

II.    PAUL WROTE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK:  I Corinthians 15:58
             A.         Victory over sin and death comes through the resurrection; I Corinthians 15:57
             B.         Paul told the brethren to abound in work; I Corinthians 15:58
                         1.        They were to be steadfast (faithful) in serving the Lord
                         2.        Paul told the brethren at Colosse; Colossians 2:6-7
                         3.         Peter Pointed out; I Peter 3:15
             C.         Working for the Lord brings a sure reward; I Corinthians 15:58; Romans 6:23

III.    WORK ENDS WHEN WE LEAVE THIS WORLD:  John 9:5
             A.         Jesus fulfilled His work in His death, burial, and resurrection; John 17:4
             B.         Christians must work faithfully in serving God; John 15:8
                         1.         Jesus stated; John 10:17
                         2.         In our text Jesus makes it clear; John 9:4
             C.         Man’s hope lies in Christ as we faithfully serve Him; Revelation 2:10

CONCLUSION:
            A.         Jesus paid the price for your sin; I Corinthians 6:20
            B .        Will you do the Work of the Father and allow Jesus to save you?