"Not In Vain" - Pastor Ted Buck, January 24, 2010

Pastor Ted's message on Sunday encouraged everyone to do more to build God's Kingdom and that the work we do for God is never done in vain. The message centered around 1 Corinthians 15:58. Here is that verse in a number of versions:

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." (NIV)

"With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort." (The Message)

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose]." (Amplified Bible)

What this verse implies is that if you want to have significance in your life, do something for the Lord. There are lots of things we can do in this life that are not bad, they may be fun, but if you want to build significance, do something for the Lord. It will never be in vain, and never be wasted.

Here's the full message. There are a few parts that cut out. Just wait a few seconds instead of cranking your speakers as it will come back on quickly.

http://www.boisecentral.org/media/sermons/10_0124.mp3