“This Will Be Your Opportunity”

This Will Be Your Opportunity

Our Creator encourages us to see and seize opportunities:

  • Joshua: “Choose this day whom you will serve” (Josh 24:15)
  • The Lord GOD: “Turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die?” (Ezek 33:11)
  • Paul: “Behold, now is the favorable time, now is the day of salvation” (1 Cor 6:1-2)
  • Jesus: “This will be your opportunity” (Luke 21:13)

Consider how those words apply to you this week. “This will be your opportunity”:

  • To bear witness (Luke 21:13)
  • To shine as a light in the darkness (1 Cor 10:11-13)
  • To endure in a way that honors God (Luke 21:17-19)
  • To build character (Rom 5:2-5)
  • To do good (Gal 6:9-10)
  • To love my enemy (Matt 5:43-45)
  • To fulfill the royal law (James 2:8)
  • To advance the gospel (Phil 1:12-14, 18-21)

It was Ann Landers who wrote, “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” Opportunities are also usually disguised as self-sacrifice, and most people aren’t interested in that. Disciples of Christ are to be different. Let’s be different this week.

This sermon was delivered on June 5, 2016.

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