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  • 1. Called to Serve Ordinary People;Ordinary Service: Eternal Difference
  • 2. Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd tohim along with his disciples and said: "Ifanyone would come after me, he mustdeny himself and take up his cross andfollow me."
  • 3. Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save hislife will lose it, but whoever loses his lifefor me and for the gospel will save it.
  • 4. Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man didnot come to be served but to serve and togive His life as a ransom for many.
  • 5. Romans 8:28 We know that in everythingGod works for good with those who lovehim, who are called according to hispurpose.
  • 6. 29For those whom he foreknew he alsopredestined to be conformed to the imageof his Son, in order that he might be thefirst-born among many brethren.
  • 7. What keeps us from embracing servant hood? "What can I do"? mentality
  • 8. What keeps us from embracing servant hood? Matthew 10:42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."
  • 9. What keeps us from embracing servant hood? "I’m too busy" mentality
  • 10. What keeps us from embracing servant hood? 1 Kings 20:40 While your servant was busy here and there, the man disappeared." "That is your sentence," the king of Israel said. "You have pronounced it yourself."
  • 11. The Church"Ecclesia" = the people of God
  • 12. The ChurchEphesians 4:11 And His gifts were thatsome wereapostles, prophets, evangelists, pastorsand teachers.
  • 13. The ChurchEphesians 4:12… to equip the saints forthe work of ministry for building up thebody of Christ...
  • 14. The Church1. Key people: You.
  • 15. The ChurchGods plan to make a difference in the world is ordinary people doing ordinary things!
  • 16. The Church2. Key purpose: Maturity.
  • 17. The ChurchEphesians 4:13... until we all attain tothe unity of the faith and of theknowledge of the Son of God, to maturemanhood, to the measure of the stature ofthe fullness of Christ;
  • 18. The Church As we serve what are theoutcomes we have in view?
  • 19. The ChurchUnity of faith.Knowledge of the Son of God.Spiritual maturity.
  • 20. The Church14sothat we may no longer bechildren, tossed to and fro and carriedabout with every wind of doctrine, by thecunning of men, by their craftiness indeceitful wiles.
  • 21. The ChurchDoctrine in line with the Bible.
  • 22. The Church15Rather, speaking the truth in love, weare to grow up in every way into him whois the head, into Christ,
  • 23. The ChurchTruthing in love.
  • 24. The Church16from whom the whole body, joined andknit together by every joint with which itis supplied, when each part is workingproperly, makes bodily growth andupbuilds itself in love.
  • 25. The ChurchReaching people.Growing in love.
  • 26. The Church1 Peter 4:10 As each has received agift, employ it for one another as goodstewards of Gods varied grace.
  • 27. The ChurchMark 10:45 For even the Son of Man didnot come to be served but to serve and togive His life as a ransom for many.