Sermons on Serving
Sermon Scripture: John 13:1-15, Mark 10:42-45, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Sermon Big Idea: Serving was to be a part of every Christian from the beginning. John 13:1-15 For the sake of love, Jesus saw a need. For the sake of love, Jesus acted on the need. Jesus said we need to act in the same way, for the sake of love. Mark 10:42-45 James and John sought a place of honor. The other 10 were “indignant” at their ambition for the How COVID has affected us
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Martha was focused on the welcome. (v. 38) Mary was focused on learning. (v. 39) Martha was distracted with serving. (v. 40) Jesus re-focused Martha’s priorities. (41-42) Luke 10:31-32 Like the Levite and the Priest, we can get focused on what we think is right, only to forget the best. 3 meal questions What God sightings did you witness today? What would you ask Jesus if He were sitting at the table with us? What is one nice How COVID has affected us
God’s will for the saints: Join in planting, support, and prayer (15:22-33) Join in remembering and celebrating stories (16:1-16) Join in unity (16:17-23) What Paul said about unity (1 Cor. 1:10, Philippians 2:2) What Jesus said about unity (Matthew 18:19) A verse that has caused disunity (Romans 16:17) Join in giving God glory (16:25-27) God’s grace is still amazing because of the new in His view. He hasn’t given up on those who haven’t surrendered to Him.
Romans 11:1-12:8 Israel served as God’s people. (11:1-10) All the world blessed through Abraham. (Genesis 12:1-3) From David will come the Messiah. (Isaiah 9:6-7) Jesus is born to Mary and Joseph from the tribe of Judah. (Luke 2:4-7) Gentiles served as God’s message to Israel. (11:11-24) God don’t make junk! (Acts 10:34) Parable of the laborers (Matthew 20:1-16) Gentiles, don’t get the big head Mercy served as God’s reasoning. (11:25-36) All disobey so God’s mercy will be shown For God How COVID has affected us
Ephesians 4:11-12 1 .What PART of the church will light up when you plug in? Ephesians 4:13-14 2. We stay plugged in so the current isn’t interrupted. Ephesians 4:15-16 3. We want everyone to plug in so we can add more outlets. When the source of our power is Jesus, our community will grow!
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 How COVID has affected us
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.
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 How COVID has affected us
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.”
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.