2012.1.22 +called to service 1

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2012.1.22 +called to service 1

  1. 1. Called to Serve Ordinary People;Ordinary Service: Eternal Difference
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Romans 8:28 We know that in everythingGod works for good with those who lovehim, who are called according to hispurpose.
  6. 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. 7. What keeps us from embracing servant hood? "What can I do"? mentality
  8. 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. 9. What keeps us from embracing servant hood? "I’m too busy" mentality
  10. 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. 11. The Church"Ecclesia" = the people of God
  12. 12. The ChurchEphesians 4:11 And His gifts were thatsome wereapostles, prophets, evangelists, pastorsand teachers.
  13. 13. The ChurchEphesians 4:12… to equip the saints forthe work of ministry for building up thebody of Christ...
  14. 14. The Church1. Key people: You.
  15. 15. The ChurchGods plan to make a difference in the world is ordinary people doing ordinary things!
  16. 16. The Church2. Key purpose: Maturity.
  17. 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. 18. The Church As we serve what are theoutcomes we have in view?
  19. 19. The ChurchUnity of faith.Knowledge of the Son of God.Spiritual maturity.
  20. 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. 21. The ChurchDoctrine in line with the Bible.
  22. 22. The Church15Rather, speaking the truth in love, weare to grow up in every way into him whois the head, into Christ,
  23. 23. The ChurchTruthing in love.
  24. 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. 25. The ChurchReaching people.Growing in love.
  26. 26. The Church1 Peter 4:10 As each has received agift, employ it for one another as goodstewards of Gods varied grace.
  27. 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.

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