Bible Studies for Life Lesson for October 9: One Great Task
September 20 2016 by Emily Anthony, member, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh

Focal passage: 2 Timothy 2:1-10
Each of us must share the gospel.
Ask any toddler what they want to be when they grow up, and you will most likely receive an enthusiastic response. Children dream of becoming heroic firefighters, dazzling ballerinas or lifesaving doctors, and they have dress-up costumes to prove it!
Unsurprisingly, few people actually end up entering the profession they envisioned when they were three. Many go to work each day, eager to collect a paycheck but unsure if they are doing the job for which they were designed.
No matter where you spend your working hours or whether or not you believe your profession is the best fit for your skill set, as a Christian you can rest in knowing that God has given you a great task. This task is designed specifically for you and is far greater and far more fulfilling than any official job responsibilities ever could be.
All Christians (not just those who have offices in church buildings) are commanded to share the gospel. We are to tell others about the hope we have in Jesus, entrusting what He has taught us “to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).
Sharing Christ in daily life isn’t always easy. We shouldn’t be surprised if people reject the good news or treat us differently because we proclaim our love for Jesus. Instead, we must persevere in obedience even when things become challenging.
We must be willing to suffer hardship in order to tell others about Christ, recalling His ultimate suffering on our behalf.
We are to “remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” and allow this truth to transform the way we view every detail of our lives (2 Timothy 2:8).

Tomorrow, as you crawl out of bed and report to your job, remember that the task God has given you is much greater than any task assigned by men. Honor the Lord in fulfilling your earthly responsibilities, but don’t forget that your ultimate task is to point others to the hope we find only in Jesus Christ.

9/20/2016 7:24:39 AM by Emily Anthony, member, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh | with 0 comments

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