2013 has come and gone and 2014 has freshly emerged on the ever-changing scenery of our lives. A new year comes with a bit of ambivalence for me; on one hand 2013 is over and all the opportunities I missed to walk in obedience, to love others or just plain do better have come and … Read More
27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
“For who is the greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.” Luke 22:27 It’s our attitude, not our altitude that will determine if we are serving with joy. There … Read More
Most people understand what it means to serve. You can serve a ball when playing volleyball or tennis. You can serve your family a meal. Some computers even serve files to other computers. But what does the Bible say about serving? I am pretty sure you won’t find the ball games nor the computers in … Read More
45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
In this passage, Paul neither endorses nor condemns slavery. Instead, he reminds slaves to serve with all their heart, for their reward will be found through an eternal inheritance. Consider the following questions… What’s in your heart? Read Jeremiah 17:9-10, then Proverbs 3:5-6. We lose our way in serving when we lose our perspective on … Read More
23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Ready to Serve ~ “If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.” John 12:26 Who are you serving? Let that question soak into your spirit a minute before reading on. Many times we become so focused in doing the “work of … Read More
26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
I resolve to serve joyfully “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13 How will you use your freedom? How will you live your life? In this passage, He tells us what to do … Read More