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Internal Investigation: Uncovering The Clues To Significance (3 of 6)
Series CSI: Houston
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Mark 10:45 (NLT)
• Matt. 20:26 (NIV)
1. EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE OF SERVING
• John 13:5 (NIV)
Significance comes through Serving
• John 13:14,17 (NIV)
2. DISCOVER MY D.N.A. FOR SERVING
• Psalm 139:13 (GN)
… CSI Houston, as we have been doing an internal investigation into the clues that lead to significance, fulfillment, purpose, meaning and happiness in life. We've said that CSI stands for Connect, Serve and Impact. Last week we looked at the power of connection. Today we are looking at the power of serving. Maybe you've seen the beer commercials or heard the beer commercials on the radio that they call the real men of genius commercials. Have you heard those or seen those? At Fellowship of The Woodlands, we think the real men and women of genius are those who serve in ministry and make a difference. We've got our own little fun spin and takeoff of the real man of genius. Just watch this real Fellowship volunteer hero.
Give it up for the parking greeters out there. To find significance and fulfillment in life, we need to look to the most significant and fulfilling purposeful life ever lived and that's the life of Christ. It's right there is your first verse. Jesus says in Mark 10:45 "For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give My life as a ransom for many." So Jesus, the God of the Universe, when He came to this earth, He could have had everyone serve Him, but instead He served others. Why? Because He knew the secret to fulfillment and significance was serving. Then look what He says in Matt. 20:26. "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant." Our culture says significance comes through success. Jesus said significance comes from serving. Our culture says live for yourself and you'll find fulfillment. But, people who live for themselves eventually get bored and are totally unfulfilled. The first thing I want us to do today is
1. EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE OF SERVING. Let's examine the evidence of serving. The television show, CSI, many times finds a small, seemingly insignificance piece of evidence like a strand of hair or maybe a piece of thread from a cloth. In that seemingly insignificance piece of evidence, they examine it and they find all the clues that they need to solve the crime. In our search for significance, to find significance from serving, we're going to look at three clues today. The first clue is one that one the surface seems totally insignificant, but as we examine it we're going to find all the answers to solve our search for significance.
So, what is the first clue that seems so insignificant, but makes all the difference?