WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH JESUS?
It is a direct question.
It is a disturbing question.
It is a personal question.
It is an imperative question.
It is a present question.
It is a pressing question.
I. Much Depends Upon Doing the Right Thing with Christ
A. Our acceptance or condemnation before God (John 3:1).
B. Our peace of conscience (Rom. 5:1; 8:1).
C. Eternal life (John 5:24; 3:36; I John 5:11, 12). D. Our becoming sons of God (John 1:12).
E. True joy (I Pet. 1:8; "Whom having not seen ...").
II. What We Must Do with Him
A. Accept Him or reject Him (John 22:44-48).
B. Let Him in or shut Him out (Rev. 3:20).
C. Confess Him or deny Him (Matt. 10:32, 33).
D. Be for Him or against Him (Matt. 12:30).
III. Consider Who He Was
A. "Him hath God exalted ... to be a Prince and a Saviour."
B. A divinely appointed King (Acts 2:36; 5:31).
C. The Son of God (Mark 1:11).
D. Your Saviour (Isa. 53:5, 6).
IV. Think What He Has Done
A. Came from heaven for you (Luke 19:10).
B. Brought you the love and life of God (John 10:10).
C. Died for your sins on the Cross (Rom. 5:8; I John 2:2).
V. What Will You Do With Jesus Now?
A. What will you do with Him in your personal life?
B. What will you do with Him in your home?
C. What will you do with Him in your work?
D. What will you do with Him in the church?
CLEARING THE WAY FOR GOD
The Jews crossed Jordan into the Promised Land. The Jews looked at the Promised Land with swollen, turbulent Jordan in front of them.
I. We Are Facing Jordans
A. In our personal lives: lack of great spiritual power.
B. In our homes: unsaved, unenlisted members of our families.
C. In our churches: unconsecrated, world_serving members.
D. In our communities: unsaved, unenlisted, unconcerned men and women.
II. Up Yonder is the Promised Land Flowing With Milk and Honey
A. Our lives must be filled with the Holy Spirit; we must be effective and efficient in the service of Jesus Christ.
B. Our homes must be citadels of truth, of virtue, of religious light; our family altars must be maintained.
C. Our churches must hold the banner of the Cross aloft above the sin and corruption of a lost world; every member must be in his place.
D. Our communities must be won for Christ; souls must be saved and added to the Church. Religion must crowd out pleasure and sin.
III. God Alone Can Split the Waters of Jordan so That We May Cross
A. He has done it in times past (for example, Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Samuel, Paul and Silas, Peter, Wesley, Whitefield, Moody).
B. He can do it again. The Word is to warn, to test, to guide, to inspire. The blood is to redeem, to cleanse, to save. The Holy Spirit is to guide, to instruct, to make effective.
C. He will do it again. He has promised to do so (II Chron. 7:14; Jer. 33:3). He will do it for us.
IV. Let Us Clear the Way for God
A. "To sanctify" means "to search out," "to put away," "to take up."
B. All of us must clear the way for God in our homes, in our churches, in our communities.
C. Let us do it now, exposing our souls to the white light of God's holiness, crying for grace to put away the evil thing from among us, asking for power to take up and bear our crosses.