-Pastor Brody Christian
10 reasons why you should serve
I WAS CREATED FOR SERVICE
EPH. 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do
I AM SAVED FOR SERVICE
2 TIM. 1:9 We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God, who first saved us and then called us to this holy work.
I AM CALLED TO SERVICE
Gal. 1:15 when I was still in my mother’s womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity!
Eph. 4:1-3 I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.
I AM GIFTED FOR SERVICE
1 PETER 4:7-11 Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’llget all the credit as the One mighty in everything
YOU CAN’T FAKE SERVICE
I AM COMMANDED TO SERVE OTHERS
MATT 20:26-28 Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served—and then to give away his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage.
MY CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS MY SERVICE
1 COR.12:27-31 You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything. You’re familiar with some of the parts that God has formed in his church, which is his “body”: apostles, prophets ,teachers, miracle workers, healers, helpers, organizers, those who pray in tongues.
But it’s obvious by now, isn’t it, that Christ’s church is a complete Body and not a gigantic, unidimensional Part? It’s not all Apostle, not all Prophet, not all Miracle Worker, not all Healer, not all Prayer in Tongues, not all Interpreter of Tongues. And yet some of you keep competing for so-called “important” parts.
But now I want to lay out a far better way for you.
BECAUSE I OWE EVERYTHING TO CHRIST
MARK 8:35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
BECAUSE SERVING MAKES MY LIFE MEANINGFUL
1 COR. 15:58 With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.
I WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR MY SERVICE
ROMANS 14:12 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.
I WILL BE REWARDED FOR MY SERVICE IN ETERNITY
JOHN 12:26 If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward anyone who serves me.
MATTHEW 25:23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’