Serving God By Serving Others (Labor Day)
I. WE ARE CREATED TO SERVE
II. WE ARE SAVED TO SERVE
III. WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE
IV. WE ARE GIFTED TO SERVE
V. WE ARE COMMANDED TO SERVE
VI. OUR SERVICE IS NEEDED
VII. WE SERVE BECAUSE OF JESUS
For most people in America Labor Day is a holiday. It is a celebration of the unique rights and freedoms that we, as workers, enjoy in our nation. We as believers ought to celebrate this day in realizing we
have been called to serve our fellow man. The jobs we have are given to us by God and as workers we are also God's servants. Paul said "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." (Col.3:23)
Many of you probably have experienced this week as you've gone into a place of business, either poor service from the employees or very good service or maybe mediocre service. One of the things that draws us to a place of business is good service. We have needs that need to be met and when we find a place of business where people are attentive to us, where people are concerned about our needs and where people are willing to serve us, we want to go to that place again and again.
You know, service is a lost art in many cases in America. Many people who have jobs and work in certain businesses, really don't have the spirit of service.
Jesus says in this passage of scripture, that the way up is down. The way to promotion is to be a servant. Look at what He says.
Matthew 20:25â€"26 "But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them, (26) but it shall not be so among you..."
What's He saying? He's saying that with unbelievers, those who have authority, lord it over people. Those who have authority, put great premium on their own importance. But He's saying that this is not going to be what makes you great.
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