Sermons on Volunteering
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.
Shoes and Socks God loves you – John 3:16, Romans 5:8The Gospel – 1 Corinthians 15:1-10a, Mark 1:16, Isaiah 52:7 Mission: …helping people journey with Jesus – 1 John 2:6, Matthew 28:18-20 Vision: Seek Scripture – Mark 1:21-22 Sharpen and be Sharpened – Mark 1:16-20, 3:13-14 Show Compassion – Mark 1:40-41, Matthew 14:13-14 Serve Sacrificially – Mark 10:43-44, John 13:14, 1 Corinthians 12:14,27 Practically Speaking:Always Celebrate Bible reading and teach from the BibleBe a part of: Life Groups, Titus 2, How COVID has affected us
three stories of God working in us Alex & Katheryn Hockin – Newlyweds share how God brought them togetherScott & Nick – Hear how God uses young people to change lives.Kari & Christine – New Christians allowing God to serve the children with joy through them.
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
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. How do we build our body up in order to win the prize? How do we train our body in such a way to handle the race? Have you visualized the finish line? Successful preparation requires acknowledgment – the illustration would be that in bodybuilding or getting in shape we need to acknowledge where we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go as far as our health, weight, condition, etc. I How COVID has affected us
Ephesians 4:1-16 Each one must decide whether or not to join the team (1-10) The team must equip each one for a PART (11-14) Each PART is created and fulfilled to grow the body (15-16) The difference between a healthy church and an unhealthy church is you and I fulfilling our PART. And our health is measured by how we love.
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
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.