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Did you know God created you for a life of service? Join Pastor Rick as he shows how God wants to use your personality, your abilities and experiences to serve others.
YOU WERE SHAPED TO SERVE GOD
“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph. 2:10(NIV)
“Your hands shaped me and made me.” Job 10:8 (NIV)
Spiritual gifts Heart Abilities Personality Experiences
“Each one should use whatever gift he’s received to serve others.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
MY 4th PURPOSE IS TO ___________________
Jesus: “Your attitude must be like My own, for I did not come to be served, but to serve…” Matt. 20:28 (LB)
LEARNING TO SERVE LIKE JESUS
“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.” Mt. 20:30-32 (NIV)
“Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now.”
Pr. 3:28 (TEV)
1st Barrier: ___________________
“Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.” Phil. 2:4 (Msg)
2nd Barrier: ___________________
3rd Barrier: ___________________
“No servant can serve two masters… You cannot serve both God and money.”
Luke 16:13 (NIV)
2. SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING ___________________
“Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. I knew You always hear Me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here…” John 11:41-42 (NIV)
“Serve the Lord with gladness.” Ps. 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…” 2 Tim. 1:9 (LB)
“Who are you to criticize someone else’s servant? The Lord will determine whether
his servant has been successful.” Rom. 14:4 (GW)
“When you do good deeds, don’t try to show off. If you do, you won’t get a reward from your Father in heaven.” Matt. 6:1 (CEV)
3. SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING ___________________
“I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do.” John 17:4 (NIV)
“The one thing required of servants is that they be faithful…” 1 Cor. 4:2 (TEV)
“Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for Him is a waste of time or effort.” 1 Cor. 15:58 (Msg)
___________________ to every task.
Not equal gifts, but ___________________
“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done!” Eccl. 11:4 (LB)
4. SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING___________________
“Out of sheer generosity God put us in right standing with Himself. A pure gift! He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where He always wanted us to be. And He did it by means of Jesus Christ.” Rom. 3:24 (Msg)
“You will be glorifying God through your generous gifts. For your generosity will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.” 2 Cor.
“You will be enriched in every way so you can be generous on every occasion, and your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Cor. 9:11 (NIV)
“He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other Christians.” Heb. 6:10 (NLT)
I was shaped for serving God.
“God works through different men in different ways, but it is the same God who achieves his purposes through them all.”
1 CORINTHIANS 12:6 (PH)
In what way can I see myself passionately serving others and loving it?