In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church, he knew that if there were going to be disciples, doing the “work of the Lord,” making other disciples who would make disciples, that as they counted the cost of being a disciple, that they would understand that this work, this labor for the Lord, would be the most rewarding work the they would ever be involved in, both here on earth, and in the kingdom to come, but that they would get tired. That they would grow weary, that they would want to faint, because the work of the Lord, that labor that they would be doing for the Kingdom, was going to be demanding on them. So in his letter to them, he said these words, which will represent our thesis for today’s message:
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.