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A recently retired man went to the doctor.
He complained that he was not able to do all the things
he should do around the house.

The doctor examined him thoroughly, then took some tests.

When the doctor returned, the man said, "Ok Doc. Tell me.
Use plain english and tell me what's wrong with me."

Doc said, "Ok. In plain english, you've grown LAZY!
You're not exercising and eating properly, and your
laziness has caused you to lose ability."

The man said, "Hmmm....would you give me a MEDICAL
term for that, so I can tell my wife."

Prov 12:24
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful
shall be under tribute.

Prov 18:9
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is
a great waster.

LIGHT from the WORD.

There are many Biblical references to the problem of laxness
in believers, two of which are our text for today (see above).
Also, see: (See Prov. 21:25,
Prov. 26:13-14,
Matt 25:13-40,
Lk 6:46-49.
And, there are others.

Many Christians have been practicing LAZINESS, and have
lost ABILITY to change the environment around them!!

There is no real sense of personal lifestyle EVANGELISM!
Over 50% of our churches failed to baptize ONE person last year!

There is no real sense of EDUCATION of the saved!
Less than 40% of Christians attend Bible study!

When Christians fail in diligence and outspokenness, they fail to
“rule,” and fall under “tribute.”
Can anyone deny that is what’s happening today?

We fail to be vocal about sin, and sin becomes rampant!
Today we are seeing an increase in: gambling, abortion,
homosexuality, bribery, theft, and more.

We are encouraged by Scripture to be “diligent” in our mission as
Heb 6:11-12
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same
diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through
faith and patience inherit the promises.

Gal 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we
shall reap, if we faint not.

If we don't see a REAL REVIVAL in Christians,
We won't see SURVIVAL in America!!

Let's STOP the laziness!
EVANGELIZE the lost - it's our JOB!
EDUCATE the saved - it's our JOB!
SEND real "ambassadors for Christ" into the world!

THEN, we'll see the strength of God working IN
and THROUGH us to see CHANGE!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce