Who Is Jesus?
a conclusion, which is a judgement. So one of the things that would help our lives, is to not jump to conclusions about
anything; ask questions until you've found out. Just enquire - and listen to God, because things aren't always what
they seem to be. What looks bad can sometimes be quite different in the light of God's presence on it. Whoever's firm
in their own course seems right, so when someone comes to you and tells you how badly they've been treated by a
leader, how bad they've been treated by this one and that one, remember they seem right because the first to speak
up. Wait until you hear the other side of the story. Oh, different.
See, a neighbour comes and it's a different story when you hear the other side of the story. It's a huge discipline not
to judge by what you first hear, but to keep calm, and wait until you've heard the whole story, and help people do
what God wants them to do. That's learning judgement. Ooh, this is too deep isn't it really. Here's a simpler one then.
I'll give you the last couple. [Laughs] The last couple that you could do, and then we'll finish. Here it goes. Generosity
to the poor. That's got to be a response to Jesus being just, and being a judge. Is that our heart, we learn He is
generous, and He loves generosity to people who are in need? He loves it. He actually demonstrated - He came to
earth to people who hated Him, rebelled against Him, there's no one saved, and He came to all of them, and He
showed generosity in extreme. That is the nature. Why? Because He's a just God. That's what justice looks like - but
you say: that's not fair. That doesn't seem right to me. No, it isn't, but it's what God is like. He will give to people when
they don't deserve it, and He calls that just.
You think ooh, this is hard for me to get a handle on. No, just be generous, and be kind, and when you see people in
need, show generosity before anything else. Show kindness to them before anything else, and you'll extend the
kingdom of God. They will see what the kingdom of God is truly like. Isn't that amazing? Aren't those great keys to
learn, great and simple keys to learn? And here's the last one that you could do, the last one you can remember is
this: whatever you do, serve the Lord passionately, and do it well. Why? Why would I need to do that? Why can't I just
come and cruise? Why can't I just come and cruise, you know? That suits me more. It suits my lifestyle, you know, I'll
come if I like, and don't come if I don't like. I'll do if I want, and don't do if I don't want, give if I want, don't give a nd if I
go on the internet, and if I argue with them and disagree here - getting into all of that kind of - why? Why? Why? It's
Colossians 3:23; whatever you do do it fully, passionately, from the heart to the Lord. Why? Because you know
something. What do you know? From the Lord, you will receive reward, inheritance, that it is eternal. Now this is one,
this is the whole doctrine of eternal judgement. It's not about just doing things right. It's about God's justice in
rewarding His saints. Now God has got every one of us here on an apprenticeship for eternity, so how are you
conducting your apprenticeship? Who is speaking into you, to help you with that? How are you treating people? What
are you harbouring in your heart, and are you serving passionately? Why? Because there is a day when I'll cross that
line. If He hasn't come before then, I'll cross it into well done, enter into the reward I've prepared for you, because I'll
leave everything else behind. It doesn't matter how fancy it is, you'll leave it all behind, but the things you've sown in
the kingdom, oh, you carry on into eternity, for a reward that is everlasting. That's why we're motivated.
That's why we serve Him passionately and fervently. That's why, because He loves us. He's done right by us, and
we'll do right by Him, and live for Him passionately, in a love relationship with a bride groom lover. We'll surrender to
a king who has a kingdom, and knowing there's a day of reward, and living in respect and reverence for that God.
That's what gives you the balance of the end time life to live. It's seeing each of those aspects of Him, and aligning
your life around each aspect; not just one aspect, but all the aspects. I'm loved! I'm in a kingdom with a king, and I
have a role to play, and He will judge righteously, I will give account for my life. Then He's merciful, so you live in the
revelation of all three, and it produces something deep in your life, and substantial in your life, that helps you build a
great life with God. We say Amen.
Come on, let's just close our eyes right now. I wonder is there any person here, and you haven't yet become a
Christian, haven't yet received Jesus Christ. You haven't in your heart made a decision to receive the Lord. You're
living your life without God, separated from the wonderful life He has prepared for you, separated and not even
knowing what your destiny is, where you're going. That could change in a moment. For every person who received
Jesus and believed on Him, He gave power to become a child of God. Is there any person here right at that place, I
want to become a Christian, would you raise your hand right now? Just raise your hand right now and say oh, God is
speaking me. God is touching my heart. I want to come to Christ today. I want to come to Christ. Would you raise
your hand right now?
I want to receive Jesus today. Who here today is at that place? Make that decision. Perhaps you've walked a long
way from God, and there's no reality of Him in your life. Things have come around you and sunk you a bit, but today
you say: Jesus, I want to come back to You. I've been touched by what you've spoken into my heart today. Today I
want to respond to You. If that's you raise your hand just right now, come back to the Lord, want to walk with Him,