Buck Grove Baptist Church
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Glorifying God by Changing Lives for Christ

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Pastor David Campbell

 
 

Are you ambitious?  Do you have drive?  Is there anything you are passionately pursuing?  I hope you can answer yes.  We should all be striving for something.  Life should be lived with purpose.  Christians are to be ambitious.  In 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 God commands us to be ambitious for love’s sake.  In writing to the new converts at Thessalonica, Paul compliments them on how well they are doing in the matter of loving one another.  He speaks of their labor of love, yet encourages them to do even better.  Isn’t that the way a good coach does?  An athlete can win an Olympic gold medal but what does the coach want?  The coach wants the athlete to do even better.  The coach sees potential.  The coach  realizing that the athlete who is excelling in a particular sport can excel even more.  That is what God wants from you.  You may already be a gold medal caliber of Christian in the matter of love.  That just means that by God’s enabling grace you can excel even more.  Paul tells the Thessalonians that they could do better in this matter of love if they would be ambitious in doing three things, three things which are all related: lead a quiet life, attend to their own business, and work with their hands.  Is this descriptive of your life?  If not, there is work to do.  There is an ambition to be owned for the sake of love.  The end result will be a good testimony lived before an unbelieving world and having our own needs met through the means of good ol’ fashion work.  May the labor of love always be a part of our lives.
 
Goodbye (God be with ye), Bro. Dave