Third, we are to become a working church. “And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47). How did this happen? They preached the gospel to people. They made disciples. People got saved. So the Lord added to their number those who were saved. They were a working church.
One day, we were at a G-Group in Apas, Lahug. A little girl named, Abby asked, “What is your job?” “I’m a pastor.” Then she looked at me and said, “Is that a job?”
I don’t know why kids always ask me about my job. My daughter, Jan Marie, asked me, “Do you now have a job?” I answered, “Yes, I’m a pastor.” She said, “That’s not a job.”
We see our job and God’s job. Our job is to make disciples. God’s job is to add to our numbers.
Do you think the people got saved if the believers kept silent? Do you think we will grow in number by being silent? The people got saved because they heard the Gospel! They heard the Gospel because the believers told them. So the Lord added to their number those who were saved. The Lord will add to a church that tells the Gospel.
We must preach the gospel to everyone. We must make disciples of all believers. We must become a working church.
Maybe you’re reading this article now but you have not yet believed in Christ. You have not repented your sin. I urge you to come to Christ. Believe in Christ. Repent your sin and be baptized.
Maybe you have believed in Christ but you don’t yet belong to the body of Christ. I urge you to join a Bible-based, Christ-centered church that is devoted to the apostles’ teaching, the breaking of bread, fellowship, and prayers. Belong to a real community of Christ.
Maybe you have believed in Christ. You belong to the body of Christ. But you just stand there. You have not begun to serve the Lord. I urge you to become a worshiper. Start praising God. Become a witness of Christ. Tell others about Jesus. Testify to the gospel of Christ. Serve the Lord. Become a worker of the Lord in His harvest of people.