My Service to God and Others?
January 23, 2011 Speaker: Series: It's Personal
Topic: Vision & the Church Verse: Ephesians 2:10–2:10
“My Service to God and Others? It’s Personal”
Pastor Duane Cross | 01.23.2011
“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10(NIV)
#1 SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING AVAILABLE.
“Two blind men ...shouted, ‘Lord, have mercy on us!’...Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you? He asked.’” Matthew 20:30-32(NIV)
“Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now.” Proverbs 3:28(TEV)
3 COMMON BARRIERS TO BEING AVAILABLE
1st barrier: self centeredness
“Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.” Philippians 2:4(MSG)
2nd barrier: perfectionism
“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4(NLT)
3rd barrier: materialism
“No servant can serve two masters. You cannot serve both God and money.”
#2 SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING GRATEFUL..
“Serve the Lord with gladness.” Psalm 100:2(KJV)
“It is he who saved us and chose us for His holy work, not because we deserved it but because that was his plan....” 2Timothy 1:9(TLB)
#3 SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING FAITHFUL.
“The one thing required of servants is that they be faithful.” I Corinthians 4:2(TEV)
“Well done, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful with a few things so I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21(NIV)