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Serving For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12: 3 -8
Serving • Who? • Why? • How?
Serving • Who? Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel round his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13: 3 -5
Serving • Who? v Jesus
Serving • Who? Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. John 13: 14 -15
Serving • Who? v Jesus v Disciples gifted to serve
Serving • Who? Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 1 John 2: 6
Serving • Who? v Jesus v Disciples gifted to serve v All followers of Jesus
Serving • Who? v All followers of Jesus serve… Ø One another
Serving • Who? v All followers of Jesus serve… Ø One another Ø Our neighbour
Serving • Who? v All followers of Jesus serve… Ø One another Ø Our neighbour Ø Christ Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since…It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col 3: 24 -25
Serving • Why?
Serving • Why? v Because we are united with Christ v Because we are motivated by Christ v Because we are empowered by Christ
Serving • Why? v Because we are united with Christ
Serving • Why? v Because we are motivated by Christ
Serving • Why? v Because we are motivated by Christ At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil 2: 10 -11
Serving • Why? v Because we are empowered by Christ Ø The Spirit transforms us (Rom 12: 2) Ø The Spirit gives us gifts by his grace (Rom 12: 6) Ø The Spirit gives us strength and power to do great things (John 14: 12)
Serving • How?
Serving • How? v v In Welcome In Worship In Word In Witness
Serving So what are you thinking…?
Serving “That’s ok… I understand. ”
Serving “Thank you. ”
Serving A final thought…
Serving • Where do you stand? • What’s in your hand? • Where is your land?
Serving • Where do you stand?
Serving • What’s in your hand?
Serving • Where is your land?
Serving Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, to will and to act, in order to fulfil his good purpose. Phil 2: 12 -13