What Shall This Man Do?

John 21:20-21  Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? 21  Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

 

Our relationship with Jesus Christ is very personal.

 

I.        What will you do concerning salvation?

A.     A lot of people want to be saved, but most people aren’t willing to admit to God they are lost and are rightly condemned to an eternal hell.

1.       Luke 18:18-27 – The rich young ruler refused to leave his earthly riches, therefore didn’t posses eternal life.

2.       John 4:1-26 – The woman at the well realized her sinfulness, admitted them to Christ, and he revealed himself to her.

II.     What will you do concerning baptism?

A.     Everybody that is saved isn’t scripturally baptized.

1.       Scriptural method – Scriptural baptism consists not just of a burial, that is, immersion.

2.       Scriptural subject – Only a saved person can be rightly baptized.

3.       Scriptural administrator – The authority to baptize is in the Lord’s local Baptist churches, nowhere else.

4.       Scriptural purpose – A person is baptized to fulfill all righteousness, not to be saved, or any other reason.

B.     Acts 5:11-14 – when Ananias and Sapphira were killed for lying to God (The Holy Spirit), multitudes were afraid, and many were saved, but they didn’t join the church because they understood the seriousness of worshipping God in spirit and in truth.

1.       Every person will stand before God and give account of themselves and their baptism.

III.    What will you do concerning faithfulness in one of the Lord’s Churches?

A.     Hebrews 10:24-31 – Church attendance is very important to God, and the judgment for willfully missing services is more severe than:

1.       Numbers 15:30-31 – The condemnation to the disobedient.

2.       Numbers 15:32-36 – The man that gathered sticks on the sabbath day was disobedient to the clear commands of God, and was stoned for his disobedience.

B.     If God is calling you to a special work:

1.       First of all, you should desire the best work God has for you.

2.       Always submit yourself to that work, even if you think you can’t do it.  Frankly, you probably can’t, but God can do it through you.

C.     What are you going to do in your family?

1.       III John 1:4 – There is no greater joy that seeing your children (grandchildren, so forth) walk in truth.  There is no greater heartache than seeing your children using drugs, walking in sin and wickedness.

2.       Proverbs 13:22 – “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”

a.       This inheritance is not just money, but a grand way of living that brings happiness and contentment.

b.       The wicked believe leaving money is what they must do, but they don’t understand the greatest inheritance is a Godly heritage.

D.     YOU are the only one responsible for your own actions.

1.       II Timothy 4:1 – There is a judgment of the saved at his appearing and the lost at his kingdom

2.       I Cor. 3:10-15 – Many saved people will lose rewards because their works will be burnt with fire.

3.       II Thess. 1:8 – God will come in flaming fire, taking vengeance on those that obey not the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

4.       Revelation 20:11-15 – The lost will be judged by Jesus Christ at the Great White Throne Judgment, and will be cast (individually) into the Lake of Fire, which burns forever and forever.