Archive for the ‘06 – Selfless Serving’ Category

The Serving Attitude of a Christian (Phil 2:1-8)

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Sean Kelly shares how believers are to have the same attitude that Christ displayed.

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Timeline of Truth: Naomi Guides Ruth to Approach Boaz (Ruth 3:1-5)

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Harvest season is over. Boaz had continued to provide for and protect Ruth. Boaz takes no further action as a potential kinsman-redeemer (and we give several suggestions as to why both Boaz and Naomi hesitate). We look at how Naomi takes action, directing Ruth to approach Boaz with a marriage proposal based upon his kinsman-redeemer relationship. We also discuss five key responsibilities of a kinsman-redeemer.

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God Wants ALL of ME: My SERVICE (Romans 12:3-8)

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

God Wants ALL of ME:  My SERVICE (Romans 12:3-8)

God saves us to live for Him. He commands us to yield our bodies to Him, and to be renewing our minds for Him. He does so that we might fully live for Him, serving Him by serving others. God desires for us to serve Him with our time, effort, energy, and abilities. As God is the Lord of our bodies and our minds, He becomes the Lord of all that we do. A major part of that is serving other believers with one or more spiritual abilities that God gives for that very reason.  (This is the third of a four-part series on Romans 12.)

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Jesus Helps Us See True Lordship and Eager Service (Luke 17:7-10)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Jesus Helps Us See True Lordship and Eager Service (Luke 17:7-10)

Jesus explains how priority and quantity both relate to true Lordship. Jesus asks two hard-hitting rhetorical questions. The first question reveals one’s true lord based on the priority given the Lord. The second question reveals our true or false view of Lordship based upon our attitude towards our service, and how we measure it. Do we serve eagerly or perform the minimum?

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Your Works Make a Difference (1 Cor 15:58)

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Do you ever wonder if serving God makes any difference? When you look at the results of your sometimes exhausting efforts, you see nothing come of them? God addresses this very directly in 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

We take some time in this message to explain this verse in detail, and to encourage you that your works DO make a difference.

Rightly Thinking, Actively Serving (Romans 12:3-8)

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

God wants us to give our bodies to Him, and to allow Him to transform our minds. He then gifts us to serve one another. We look at the 7 gifts listed in Romans 12.

Review of Basic Discipline #6: Selfless Serving

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

A quick run through of the Basic Discipline of Selfless Serving.

Selfess Serving – Requirements & Results of Leadership (1 Samuel 14)

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

We look at a not-so-well-known account of Jonathan (King Saul’s son), and his choice to lead, and what God accomplished through him.

Selfess Serving – Q & A – Temporary Gifts?

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

During our review of Selfless Serving, the question was asked, “Why would all the gifts not be for today, since they are taught in the Bible?” Great question! We spend the entire class time discussing reasons why we believe many spiritual gifts were temporary.

Basic Discipline #6: Selfless Serving – Rewarded for Serving

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

God will reward us for serving. The surprising thing is, however, that He rewards based upon our ability and circumstances, not our position or power. In this study, we will look at the way God “levels the playing field” for everyone regarding rewards.