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Purpose 4

You were
shaped for
Serving God
pages 225-278

Tuesday 9 November 2010


“We are simply God’s servants…
Each one of us does the work
which the Lord gave him to do:
I planted the seed, Apollos
watered the plant, but it was
God who made the plant grow.”
1 Cor. 3:5-6

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Accepting your
Assignment
Section 29 pages 227-233

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in advance
for us to do.

John 17:4
I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the
work you gave me to do.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


You were put on
earth to make a
contribution

Tuesday 9 November 2010


You were not created to consume resources, or to
“get” the most out of life.
You are meant to add something to life on earth
- your ministry or service

Tuesday 9 November 2010


You were created to serve God
“...has created us for a life of good
deeds, which he has already
prepared for us to do.” Eph. 2:10
“Before I made you in your
mother’s womb, I chose you.
Before you were born, I set you
apart for a special work.”
You were placed on this planet for
a special assignment.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


You were saved to serve God

“It is He who saved us and chose us for His holy


work, not because we deserved it but because it was
His plan.” 2 Tim 1:9
You are not saved by service but for service
In God’s kingdom, you have a place, a purpose, a
role, and a function to fulfill. This gives your life
great significance and value.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


“God paid a great price for you. So use your
body to honor God.” 1 Cor. 6:20
“Because of God’s great mercy...Offer
yourselves as a living sacrifice to God,
dedicated to His service.” Rom. 12:1

Tuesday 9 November 2010


1 John 3:14 We know that we
have passed $om death to life,
because we love each other.
Anyone who does not love
remains in death.
No love for others, no
concern = selfishness, is
Christ really in your life? A
saved heart wants to serve.
Ministry - something for all
of God’s people - not only
pastors etc.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


1 John 3:14 We know that we
Servant = Minister
have passed $om death to life,
because we love each other.
Anyone who does not love
Service = Ministry
remains in death.
No love for others, no
God has a ministry for
concern = selfishness, is
Christ really in your life? A
you, a mission in this
saved heart wants to serve.
Ministry - something for all
world
of God’s people - not only
pastors etc.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


You were called to serve God
You are called to serve God - it is
not the privilege of the spiritual
elite (pastors, missionaries etc.) - all
believers are called to full time
Christian service
“He saved us and ca%ed us to be His own
people, not because of what we have
done, but because of His own purpose.”
2 Tim. 1:9

Tuesday 9 November 2010


1 Pet. 2:9
“You were chosen to te%
about the exce%ent
qualities of God, who
ca%ed you.”
Anytime you use your
God-given abilities to
help others, you are
fulfilling your calling.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


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fulfilling your calling.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


As part of a church you should
serve other believers in practical
ways:
You are Christ's body—that's who
you are! You must never forget this.
Only as you accept your part of that
body does your "part" mean anything.
1 Cor 12:27 TM
There are no insignificant
ministries in the church - size and
public observation does not make
a work more or less important

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Remember that if one part
of your body does not work
properly then you get sick -
it is the same in the church.
What would happen if part
of your body decided not to
‘serve’?
Many Christians sit on the
side watching - being lazy -
and the Body suffers.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


You are commanded to serve God

Jesus was unmistakable:


“Your attitude must be like my
own, for I, the Messiah, did not
come to be served, but to serve and
to give my life.” Matt. 20:28
For Christians, service is not
optional, it is the heart of the
Christian life.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Should you look
Maturity is for ministry -
for a church that
grow in order to give.
serves you - which
The Sea of Galilee is full
blesses you,
of life, taking or
in and
giving
should outyou
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the
Dead Sea has stagnated
for a place to serve
because it has no outflow.
and be a blessing?

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Preparing for Eternity
God will evaluate how well you have served
others in life.
Rom 14:12 So then, each of us wi% give an account of
ourselves to God.
“I was too busy, I had my own goals, I was having
fun, I was at work”
Mk 8:35 For whoever wants to save their life wi%
lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the
gospel wi% save it.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Preparing for Eternity
God will evaluate how well you have served
others in life.
Rom 14:12 So then, each of us wi% give an account of
ourselves to God.
“I was too busy, I had my own goals, I was having
fun, I was at work”
Mk 8:35 For whoever wants to save their life wi%
lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the
gospel wi% save it.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Preparing for Eternity
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have served
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Gospels: If you aren’t
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Mk 8:35 For whoever wants to save their life wi%
lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the
gospel wi% save it.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Service and Significance
Your life will be spent on something -
will that something be temporary or
eternal?
You have a role within the Body...Even so
the body is not made up of one part but of
many...
God is concerned with the donation
of your life not the duration, not
how long but how you lived

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Abraham was too old Naomi was a widow
Jacob insecure JTB was eccentric
Leah unattractive Zacchaeus was
Joseph abused unpopular
Moses stuttered Peter impulsive and
Gideon poor hot tempered
David had an affair Thomas had doubts
Jeremiah was Paul had poor health
depressed Timothy was timid

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Abraham was too old Naomi was a widow
But God still
Jacob insecure JTB was eccentric
Leah unattractive Zacchaeus was
used them
Joseph abused
Moses stuttered
unpopular
Peter impulsive and
Gideon poor hot tempered
David had an affair Thomas had doubts
Jeremiah was Paul had poor health
depressed Timothy was timid

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Abraham was too old Naomi was a widow
But God still
Jacob insecure JTB was eccentric
Leah unattractive Zacchaeus was
used them
Joseph abused
Moses stuttered
unpopular
Peter impulsive and
hot tempered
What’s your
Gideon poor
David had an affair Thomas had doubts
Paul had poor health
depressed excuse?
Jeremiah was
Timothy was timid

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Point to Ponder:

You were put on earth to


make a contribution.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Verse to remember:

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork,
created in Christ Jesus to do good
works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do.

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Question to Consider:

What is holding me back


from accepting God’s call to
serve Him?

Tuesday 9 November 2010