Serve Others by Serving God

Serve Others by Serving God

Serve others by serving God

Another of the pillars of Christian growth is service. In short, you can’t grow without service.

  1. What the Bible says about service
  2. Serving God leads to serving others
  3. God loves you, he wants you to love others
  4. John 13:3-17
  5. What is Jesus doing here?
  6. What does this say to you about Christian service?
  7. What does Jesus ask his disciples to do here? Why?
  8. So here, serving God is doing what? (serving others)
  9. You can’t grow without service
  10. Matt 20:26-28
  11. What does this say to you about Christian service?
  12. Does it mean you’re off the hook if you don’t want to be a leader?
  13. The more mature you are, the more you serve others.
  14. Self-sacrifice helps you grow in love
  15. You become what you practice; practice love
  16. Service that leads to the most spiritual growth comes from the HS
  17. Eph 6:7-8
  18. What does this say about Christian service? What kind of attitude should we have?
  19. Who are we really serving when we serve others?
  20. How ought that to influence our behavior?
  21. Trying to do stuff to assuage guilt, prove your worth, or keep people around you happy will eventually end in your burn out
  22. Real service is hard, like in 1 Tim 6:2-3
  23. 1 Tim 6:2-3
  24. What does this say about Christian service?
  25. Is there anybody we ought not to serve?
  26. How about people who don’t deserve it?
  27. Service “Best Practices”
  28. Places and ways to serve others by serving God
  29. Join a club
  30. Find a “project person” you feel called to reach or help
  31. Volunteer
  32. What are your ideas?
  33. How can I tell if God is leading me in my service?
  34. You’re growing
  35. At least some part of you loves it, even if the rest of you finds it difficult, unpleasant or stressful

John 13:14 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Matthew 20:26-28 26 It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

Ephesians 6:7-8 7 Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, 8 knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.

1 Timothy 6:2-3 2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful to them on the ground that they are members of the church; rather they must serve them all the more, since those who benefit by their service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these duties. 3 Whoever teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness,