And we can receive them and we can move from one camp into the other by a transaction that took place several thousand years ago on a cross outside of Jerusalem. That’s the beauty of Christmas. That’s the mystery of Christmas. That is the divine decision. Are you ready to make it? It is time to wake up to carelessness, to wake up to comfortableness. I love what Haggai, that’s right H A G G A I, Haggai 1:4 says, “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”
This guy is saying, “Is it a time for you to be chilling in your stained glass fortress, in your panel houses, in your places that look so cool when everything else is totally falling apart; when everything else is dilapidated dated? Is it time for you to sleep when everyone else going to hell; when everyone else is missing this incredible opportunity?” Think about the opportunities in your life.
Think about the opportunities that are right here before you at Fellowship Church; opportunities for friendship, opportunities for service, opportunities for ministry, opportunities to work for children and work with children, opportunities to work in the missions area, opportunities for teaching, opportunities for all sorts of areas, because the biggest the church the bigger the opportunity.
And the bigger the church and the bigger the opportunity, the bigger the opposition. That is why it’s hard for some of you to step up and to step out and to serve because of the opposition. You’re asleep when you should be awake.
So the alarm is sounding, Ephesians 5:14. Wake up and discover the opportunity that God has for you. And when you experience the opposition just face it and move through it because God will take you to a whole new position in life.