Sermons on Serving

Sermons on Serving

Fuel the Body

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 If my PART is not fueled by love … I am noise (v. 1) I am nothing (v. 2) I gain nothing (v. 3) Love is the perfect fuel for all PART’s Embraces time (v. 4) Elevates others (v. 4-5) Encompasses faith and hope (v. 7) Fueling with love leads to a church that is consistently “full.” Incomplete things are temporary (v. 8-10) Immature faith is meant to be temporary (v. 11-12) Because love fueled the cross…

Shoes & Socks Part 2

Live a Christ Inspired life… Seek Scripture – Mark 1:22 Sharpen and be sharpened – Mark 3:13-14; Mark 2:17 Show compassion – Mark 6:34; Mark 8:2 Serve – Mark 10:43-45 Follow your heart Find your PART Finish what you start When we live by Jesus’ plan, we are hanging an eternal banner on our hearts; the banner declaring Jesus as our Champion.

An Appalling Story

Luke 10:25-37 We are appalled by the Priest because of his job His job was mediator He needed to stay clean His people were relying on him We are appalled by the Levite because of his heritage Jews help Jews Levites were chosen by God because of their faithfulness to serve God We are appalled at both because they saw but did not respond It’s one thing to not look for or see a need It’s another to blatantly see…

Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be…

Philippians 2:19-30 In order to grow ministers, the church should create an environment in which… 1. …young people know the Gospel Acts 16:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:5-7; 2 Timothy 3:14-15 2. …young people have adult mentors Philippians 2:21; Titus 2:3-5; Mark 1:17 3. … young people observe people being cared for James 1:27; Mark 6:34; Mark 8:2 4. …young people are given opportunities to minister Acts 16:3-4 Above all, however, let us “honor such men.”

Individual Gears

You are…1 Cor 12:27-31 Together the body of Christ Individually members of the same body Appointed gifts to benefit the same body   Without love, the church is…1 Cor 13 Without purpose Without value Without hope   Position Attributes Responsibilities Time   It’s time to discover your appointed PART, for the sake of the new soul Jesus is leading our way.

Many Parts

Entering the Body – vs. 12-13 Romans 12:4-8 John 3:3,5 1 Corinthians 6:19 Galatians 5:22,23 Various Functions – vs. 14-20 Interdependence of the Parts – vs. 21-24 “I don’t need you” Jesus washes the disciple’s feet – Jn. 13:12-17; Phil. 2:3-8 God put parts together In This Body Together -vs.  25-26 Acts 12:1-5 Participant or Spectator?

One Machine

The church… Has a platform built of a solid declaration – Matthew 16:13-19 Is continually being fine tuned by Jesus – Ephesians 5:22-30 Provides a vision of what others may obtain – Acts 2:42-47; 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 Functions on the engine of remembrance – Revelation 2:1-7 A Christ Inspired church is a gathering of raw materials to build on the platform that Jesus is the Christ, and when fully functioning, will turn heads as a lost and dying world observes…

On Behalf of a Grateful Church…

Sermon Scripture:  John 13:1-17 Sermon big idea:  When we serve, we imitate Jesus, when we imitate Jesus we become like Him. Jesus was under great duress Jesus would love none the less Satan had planted a seed to kill Jesus had one lesson left still Peter thought he was being true Jesus said the feet will do Jesus made his point after he dressed Putting feet to faith will make you blessed On behalf of a grateful church, and to…