Good News For Everyday Living: Serving
Topic: Biblical Passage: James 4:4–4:4
"For what is man? What has he got? if not himself then he has not. To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels, the records show I took the blows and did it mh way." - Paul anka I Did it My Way sung by Frank Sinatra
"Consumerism, as a character-cultivating way of life, encourages the least attractive human traits-avarice [which is another word for greed], aggression, and self-centerdness." - Professor Mark Medley
Serving: By the power of the Holy Spirit, the Gospel of Jesus Christ invades our lives, transforms out minds, resurrects our hearts, gives us abilities, and makes us living sacrifices empowered to love God supremely and SERVE others sacrificially.
1. KNOW your hard-wired for service
- 1 Corinthians 12:1
- God rescured you in order to serve
- Ephesians 2:10
- Restored to our priesthood
"The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God's call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. "Many are called, but few are chosen" (Matthew 22:14). That is, few prove that they are the chosen ones. The chosen ones are those who have come into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and have had their spiritual condition changed and their ears opened. Then they hear "the voice of the Lord" continually asking, "who will go for Us?" - Oswald Chambers
1 Peter 2:9
2. God gave you a GIFT to in order to serve
- Corinthians 12:7
Spritual gift defined: A spiritual gift is an enablement to meet the needs of people; it is given by the Holy Spirit on the basis of God's free grace in such a way that people are bought to the gospel's power and life change with the result that the body of Christ is built up in quality and quantity.
1. God gave you something to DO
2. The give is given as a function of grace for His glory and our joy
3. There is a greater experience of Joy and eternal ramifications when we serve
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