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Love One Another: Serve One Another

LOVE ONE ANOTHER: Serve One Another

 

Gal. 5:13  ”For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

 

You have been set _____________.

You have been set free to ______________.

            Illustration: Story of Marian Preminger

 

We were ______________ to serve.

-If we have no ____________ we become like the Dead Sea.

-We weren’t made to be reservoirs, but ____________ of God’s Love

SELF-CENTERED         VS.           CHRIST-CENTERERED

Focuses on __________  VS.        Okay to be ______________

Based on my ________                 VS.            Based on other’s _________

 

This type of service is _________________ by Jesus

“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, 28even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 

Matthew 20:27-28

 

This type of service is _________________ by the Holy Spirit.

            Illustration: Story of Missionary Doug Nichols

 

Practical Tips for Serving One Another:

-Be ______________ to the needs of others.

-Be willing to perform ___________ tasks.

-Serve others _________________.

 

“God has three sorts of servants in the world: some are slaves, and serve Him from fear; others are hirelings, and serve for wages; and the last are sons, who serve because they love.”                                                                

Free, Serve, Created, Outlet, Channels, Rewards, Hidden, Feelings, Needs, Modeled, Empowered, Attentive, Menial, Cheerfully

                        Thomas Secke, Eighteenth-century Archbishop of Canterbury
Putting the “One Anothers” into Practice

 

Use this simple devotional plan and these additional scriptures, one each day this week, to help you put living in peace with one another into practice.

  1. Take a moment to quiet your spirit and focus on God’s Word for you.
  2. Read the scripture.
  3. Take a moment in silence to reflect on this verse.
  4. What word/phrase does the Spirit bring to your attention?
  5. Read the scripture a second time.
  6. Where do you see this Scripture touching your life today?
  7. Read the Scripture a third time.
  8. How do you see God leading you to put this verse into practice in your day to day life?  “I believe that God wants me to…”
  9. Take a moment to ask the Lord to help you make this verse a part of your daily walk of faith.

Monday:         Galatians 5:13

Tuesday:         1 Peter 5:2

Wednesday:    Ephesians 6:7

Thursday:        Psalm 100:2

Friday:            Romans 15:25, 31

Saturday:        1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

NEED SOME HELP PUTTING THIS
“ONE ANOTHER” INTO PRACTICE?

Join us in a Bible study and journaling experience lead by Pastor Muenchow.  This study is offered at two different times, Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. or Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.


 

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