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Why Do I ______________ ?

Introduction:

A. While door knocking the other day and hearing repeated “I am not interested” type of comments I asked myself “why do I continue to do this?” 
1. I kept saying it is my work to plant and water (I Corinthians 3:6).
2. I kept saying to myself that this is what to expect out of the majority (Matthew 7:13-14).
3. Most importantly I realized that Jesus:
a. Died for all (Romans 5:6-9). 
b. He faced rejection: 
i. Isaiah 53:3 
ii. Mark 8:31 
iii. Luke 17:25 
c. Told us that as His disciples we would face the same (John 15:18-20 and John 17:14).
d. Did not stop seeking to save the lost (Luke 19:10).
4. I asked “Why do I do this alone”, and then I realized that my work should not wait on others nor be measured by others (Matthew 25:14-30).
B. There are many spiritual things that we often do without taking proper notice of why.
1. In doing this we often fall into routines instead of properly focused service to God (Matthew 22:36-38).
2. We often forget the importance of some of the “little” things.
3. We fail to accomplish things because without realizing the important reasons we do them, we find ourselves making excuses for passing up those things (Exodus 3:11; 13, 4:1; 10 – CF. 3:11).
I. Why Do I Worship God?
A. Worship is defined by Webster as: “reverence [honor or respect] offered a divine being or supernatural power.” – Maybe the question should be served as: “why do I show honor and respect to God?”
1. Because He created us (Genesis 1:26-27). 
2. Because He provides for us physically (Matthew 6:25-34).
3. Because He showed respect [high or special regard] for me when He sent His only begotten Son to die in my place (provided spiritually for us):
a. I Thessalonians 5:9-10 
b. Hebrews 9:27-28 
B. I worship God scripturally for He has requested it (John 4:24).
1. For saints to assemble on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
2. For saints to remember the death of our Lord EVERY first day of the week (I Corinthians 11:23-26 and Acts 20:7).
3. I sing because I want to praise [glorify] the Lord (Hebrews 2:12).
a. Singing is God’s choice (Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16).
b. The pattern of singing was started by our Lord (Matthew 26:30).
4. I will pray for I need to communicate with God frequently (I Thessalonians 5:17).
5. I will give financially because:
a. The Lord has chosen this means for the work of the church to be financed (I Corinthians 16:1-3).
b. Christ gave first (II Corinthians 8:9). 
c. Because the Lord loves a cheerful giver (II Corinthians 9:7). 
II. Why Do I Put God First?
A. I put God first because:
1. He first put me ahead of even His own family (John 3:16).
a. Jesus knew what He was to face and was willing to be obedient to the will of His [our] Father in Heaven (Matthew 26:36-45).
b. He made His son to suffer (I Peter 3:18).
c. Jesus was lied about, rejected by his people, mocked, abused, tortured, and murdered for our sakes (Matthew 27:24-50), and all along had the mindset of a savior (Luke 23:34).
2. He asked me to (Matthew 10:37-39).
B. I put God first because I CHOOSE TO:
1. God has given us the ability to choose (Joshua 24:15).
2. God has not limited that choice to one people, but all people (Titus 2:11).
3. With choices comes results (Matthew 25:46).
III. Why Am I Going to Make Today a Day of Salvation for Myself?
A. Because Jesus gave me the opportunity (Hebrews 2:9). 
B. Because Jesus gave me the invitation (Matthew 11:28-30)
1. Some have accepted (Acts 2:41).
2. Some have almost accepted – yet were lost (Acts 26:24-29).
3. Some have outright rejected (Acts 17:2-5).
4. Of which are YE?


Conclusion:

A. You have heard the statement that “Jesus is the reason”.  That is why!
B. Will you accept the invitation of the Good Shepard (John 10:15-18)?
C. Follow the Lord’s five step plan to be saved!
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