The Best Service!

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The Best Service!

  1. 1. SERVICE DELUXE! SERVICE TO THE MAX!
  2. 2. Joshua 24:15 <ul><li>But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.&quot;(NIV)‏ </li></ul>
  3. 3. YOU CAN REMEMBER THE BEST SERVICE
  4. 4. <ul><li>CHOOSE TO SERVE GOD </li></ul><ul><li>YOU BELONG TO YOUR CHOICE </li></ul><ul><li>ARE YOU SERVING GOD? </li></ul><ul><li>YOU ARE SERVING OR ARE NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR CHOICE. </li></ul><ul><li>YOU HAVE REASONS WHY YOU ARE SERVING OR NOT SERVING. </li></ul><ul><li>THIS IS A MATTER OF OBEDIENCE, </li></ul><ul><li>YOU ARE OBEDIENT IF YOU ARE SERVING, YOU ARE DISOBEDIENT IF YOU ARE NOT SERVING </li></ul><ul><li>CHOOSE TO OBEY, CHOOSE TO SERVE GOD </li></ul>
  5. 5. MEANINGS of SERVE <ul><li>to work (in any sense); </li></ul><ul><li>enslave </li></ul><ul><li>be bondmen, bond-service </li></ul><ul><li>execute, </li></ul><ul><li>husbandman, </li></ul><ul><li>labour </li></ul><ul><li>bring to pass </li></ul>from Hebrew word ABAD
  6. 6. MEANINGS of SERVE <ul><li>to work (in any sense); </li></ul><ul><li>enslave </li></ul><ul><li>be bondmen, bond-service </li></ul><ul><li>execute, </li></ul><ul><li>husbandman, </li></ul><ul><li>labour </li></ul><ul><li>bring to pass </li></ul>from Greek word ABAD
  7. 7. SERVE GOD'S CAUSE. THE CAUSE OF GOD IS THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THIS IS THE GREATEST CAUSE HERE ON EARTH.
  8. 8. <ul><li>IT IS THE TAKING OUT OF PEOPLE FROM SATAN'S KINGDOM AND DARKNESS OF SIN. </li></ul>IT IS THE PREVENTION OF PEOPLE GOING TO ETERNAL PUNISHMENT IN HELL WITH THE DEMONS.
  9. 9. SERVE GOD EXTRAORDINARILY NOT JUST PLAINLY! GOD DESERVES THE BEST SERVICE FROM YOU AND ME. JOSHUA SPENT HIS ENTIRE LIFE SERVING GOD. JOSHUA GAVE THE BEST SERVICE TO GOD.
  10. 10. JOSHUA SERVED GOD WITH 5F's
  11. 11. JOSHUA SERVED GOD WITH 5F's 1. Serve God with faithfulness 2. Serve God with &quot;fear of the Lord&quot; 3. Serve God with fire ( on fire )‏ 4. Serve God with family 5.Serve God with focus SERVE GOD
  12. 12. 1. Serve God with faithfulness <ul><li>from youth until he died at 110. ( this is my dream, plan and prayer )‏ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Numbers 11:28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses' aide since youth, spoke up and said, &quot;Moses, my lord, stop them!&quot;(NIV) Joshua 24:29 After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.(NIV)‏
  14. 14. -absolute faithfulness <ul><li>Joshua 24:15 </li></ul><ul><li>But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.&quot;(NIV)‏ </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>faithful means loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>is </li></ul><ul><li>exclusive </li></ul><ul><li>( no other gods)‏ </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2.Serve God with &quot;fear of the Lord&quot; <ul><li>Joshua 24:14 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.(NIV)‏ </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>fear of the Lord means fear to displease God </li></ul><ul><li>avoiding things that hurt and anger God </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>idolatry is one of the most evil sins that make God very angry </li></ul><ul><li>- fear of losing the anointing and favor of God due to sin even little ones </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3. Serve God with fire ( on fire ) <ul><li>wholeheartedly means with </li></ul><ul><li>whole heart </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Numbers 32:12 </li></ul><ul><li>not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly.'(NIV)‏ </li></ul>
  21. 21. 4. Serve God with family <ul><li>Household </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Joshua 24:15 </li></ul><ul><li>But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.&quot;(NIV)‏ </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>greatest legacy and heritage that can be passed on to children </li></ul><ul><li>what a sight and a testimony if each member in the family is a cell leader. </li></ul><ul><li>( father, mother, all kids ) </li></ul><ul><li>pray that all of you in the family will serve God </li></ul><ul><li>encourage all to serve God </li></ul>
  24. 24. 5.Serve God with focus <ul><li>Joshua focused on conquering Canaan. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>focus on where God wants you to serve </li></ul><ul><li>specific service at this point in time: </li></ul><ul><li>CONSOLIDATE THE HARVEST </li></ul><ul><li>CONSOLIDATION IS A SERVICE TO GOD THAT ADVANCES THE KINGDOM OF GOD QUICKLY </li></ul>
  26. 26. CONCLUSION: <ul><li>We all make choices how to spend and use our life. It is tragic if you don't choose to serve God, It is wise if you choose to serve God like Joshua. Become like a Joshua in serving God. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose to serve God today! </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>YOU BELONG TO YOUR CHOICE </li></ul>
  28. 28. EXODUS 20:3-5 &quot;You shall have no other gods before me. &quot;You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

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