Category Archives: Serving

All Aboard!

 

Gal. 5:22-23 “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” (emphasis added).

Note that Paul says, “fruit” singular which is different from “fruits” plural. When we looked at the gifts of the Holy Spirit, it was “gifts” plural [Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom, Prophesy, and so on]. But when Paul talks about the fruit of the Holy Spirit, it is “fruit” singular. Read the rest of this entry

Taste Test

Ps. 119:103 “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.”

When people encounter you, what taste does it leave in their mouths? Bitter, sweet, or bland? God wants people to encounter us as His children and have an unforgettably sweet taste, a sweetness that they cannot shake off. Remember our illustration from yesterday’s devotional? Read the rest of this entry

Relational Ideal II

Rom.12 4-5 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”

Everyone is born dependent, but God does not intend for us to remain that way. He wants us to move from dependence, to independence, and to interdependence. Read the rest of this entry

Principles III

Rom.12: 4-5 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”

We are all connected by the Blood of Christ and by the values that we share. Two days ago, we began to look at values because the benefit of values is the reward of a principled life. Read the rest of this entry

Principles II

2 Peter 1:8 (Voice) “For if you possess these traits and multiply them, then you will never be ineffective or unproductive in your relationship with our Lord Jesus the Anointed”

Usually, after the Worship Experiences on Sundays, I hang around in church or at the car park greeting people. One Sunday in particular, I greeted a mother and her son. Read the rest of this entry

Principles I

Amos 3:3 “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?”

We are all connected by the Blood of Christ and by the values that we share. The benefit of values is the reward of a principled life. We will be sharing twelve values, Read the rest of this entry

Common Ground

Eccl.4:9 “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”

God, Himself says two are better than one. Matt.18:19I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” Read the rest of this entry

The Heart Of It

John 12:26 (MSG) “If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honour and reward anyone who serves me”

Luke 14:15 (MSG) “That triggered a response from one of the guests: “How fortunate the one who gets to eat dinner in God’s kingdom!” There is an angle to this guest’s response that we easily miss. Read the rest of this entry

The Difference

Matt.5:48 (MSG) “In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”

Wherever I find myself, in church and otherwise, I look for opportunities to serve because serving is a priority for me. When I was in RCCG – City of David, Read the rest of this entry

Lookout

James 4:10 (Voice) “Lay yourself bare, face down to the ground, in humility before the Lord; and He will lift your head so you can stand tall.”

Please read Luke 17:7-10. The first lesson from this passage of scripture is that true servants do not wait for accolades or wait to get patted on the back. Read the rest of this entry