This week in these devotional blogs we will look at a dozen reasons why the Bible says we are to live our lives serving others.
- I was created to serve
- I am saved to serve
- I’ve been called by God for service
4. I'VE BEEN GIFTED TO SERVE
1 Peter 4:10 (NCV) "Each of you have received a gift to use to serve others."
Every Christian is given at least one spiritual gift with which to serve the Lord and build up the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:7). But many believers neglect this special empowerment of the Spirit. Go on line and take a Spiritual Gift Assessment and find out how you have been uniquely gifted to serve.
5. I AM COMMANDED TO SERVE OTHERS.
That's good enough reason alone if that's the only one if God says do it. Matthew 20:28 Jesus said, "Your attitude must be like my own, for I did not come to be served, but to serve." Circle "must". It is not an option.
Service for a Christian is not optional. A non ministering Christian is a contradiction. A mature Christian is interested in service. An immature Christian is interested in serve-us. And there's a big difference there.
6. IT PROVES THAT I BELONG TO CHRIST
Romans 7:4 says, "You are part of the body of Christ and you belong to Him in order that we might be useful in the service of God." We are the body of Christ whose work does not get done unless we the body do it.
Ministry, not attendance, is evidence that Christ is in you. The Bible says that one of the purposes of pastors is to help you get ready for your ministry in life, that thing that God put you here on earth for.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Saturday, November 15th 6:30pm
Great Food---Great Music---Great Fun--- all for the GREATEST cause…
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