Life-Changing Spiritual Disciplines: Serving Others! (Part 2) | John Black | 05-14-17

May 15, 2017

May 14, 2017

Life Changing Spiritual Disciplines: Serving Others! (Part 2)

Pastor John Black

 

I. Why should I serve others?

  1. I was created for service                           (Ephesians 2:10)
  2. I have been gifted for service                    (1 Peter 4:10)
  3. I am commanded to serve others              (Matthew 20:26-28)
  4. My church needs my service                     (1 Corinthians 12:27)
  5. Serving others gives meaning to life         (Mark 8:35)
  6. I will be held accountable for my service  (Romans 14:12)
  7. I will be rewarded for my service              (2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 22:12)

 

II. What are three common barriers that can keep me from serving?

  1. Availability
  2. Self-Centeredness
  3. Perfectionism

 

III. How can I overcome these barriers?

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others.  Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.  Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others too.  (Philippians 2:3-4 NLT)

  

How?

*We must develop an attitude like Christ (Philippians 2:5)

A Christ-like attitude is one that …

  • Values others more than themselves                         (Philippians 2:6)
  • Becomes less so others can become more               (Philippians 2:7)
  • Lives in total obedience to God, no matter the cost  (Philippians 2:8)

 

A spiritual gifts survey and a serving opportunities booklet are available!

Please contact the church office if you'd like one!

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