Motivational Gifts: Service by Johnny Hunt


Romans l2:6-7a

INTRODUCTION: Doing practical things in order to be of
service to others. The server receives joy in helping, assisting,
carrying out instructions, being of use in a wide variety of
ways. Biblical character: Timothy


l. An ability to see practical needs and a desire to meet

A server can spot a need a mile away.

Timothy's desire to meet needs is confirmed by Paul.
"For I have no man like-minded, who will naturally
care for your state" Phil. 2:20.

2. A joy in serving when it frees others to do more
important things, not just to keep busy.

Timothy served Paul so that Paul could carry out his
ministry. He served Paul "as a son with the father"
Phil. 2:22.

3. A tendency to disregard personal health and comfort in
serving others.

Timothy's physical ailments were revealed when Paul
wrote: "Drink no longer water, bu ...

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