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No Regrets

Introduction:


There are many things in life that I regret, many decisions and choices I have made that I regret but I can say with confidence this morning that I have no regrets for anything I have ever done for the Lord. I want to share with you this morning some things that I do not regret in my life.



1. I have no regrets in trusting Christ as my Savior. (II Corinthians 7:10)

II Corinthians 7:10, “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”


In Acts 26:28, the Bible tells us, “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” Many have almost made a decision for Christ but for one reason or another never made the decision to become a Christian.


Are you saved this morning? Have you accepted Christ as your Lord and Saviour?

2. I have no regrets for any work I have done for the Lord

John 9:4, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”


Some would think, that working in the ministry is a waste of a life. Or maybe the idea of being the hands and feet of Jesus is a waste of time. But no life is ever wasted when it is invested in bringing people to Jesus. No time is ever wasted when it is lived for the glory of God.



3. I have no regrets for being a member of a local church.

Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”


I can’t imagine going through life without the encouragement I receive from brothers and sisters in life. I have no regrets for any sermon I have heard that has brought conviction into my life. I have no regrets for Sunday school lessons I have sat through. I have no regrets for any church activities I have participated in.


You may have had a bad experience at a church and can I tell you no church is perfect. If you are looking for a perfect church you will never find it, but if you keep your eyes on Jesus and are quick to forgive, your best experiences will come from church.


4. I have no regrets for money given to the Lord.

II Corinthians 9:6, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”



5. I have no regrets for staying away from those things that aren’t expedient.

I Corinthians 10:23, “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.”


People want to know what is lawful, but if you start living in the awe of God, you won’t be spending your time trying to figure out what you can get away with, you will be spending your time doing the things that you will not regret.           

6. I have no regrets for rallying God’s people to fulfill the Great Commission.

John 4:34, “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”


John Piper wisely pointed out that, "Not one life spent in the cause of world evangelization is spent in vain. Not one prayer or one dollar or one sermon or one letter of encouragement or one little light shining in some dark place — nothing in the cause of this advancing kingdom is in vain. The triumph is sure."


There is no greater work on earth than to carry the gospel message to those who have not had the opportunity to know what God did for them on the cross. There are no regrets in efforts made for the cause of world evangelism.