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Saved to Serve Romans 6:15-23. 2 Servants of Righteousness Romans 6:15-23… Servants of whom we obey, 6:16 We were once servants of sin, 6:17 Set free.

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1 Saved to Serve Romans 6:15-23

2 2 Servants of Righteousness Romans 6:15-23… Servants of whom we obey, 6:16 We were once servants of sin, 6:17 Set free from sin…servants of righteousness, 6:18 Objective of our service is holiness, 6:19 Servants of God, 6:22 Romans 6:15-23… Servants of whom we obey, 6:16 We were once servants of sin, 6:17 Set free from sin…servants of righteousness, 6:18 Objective of our service is holiness, 6:19 Servants of God, 6:22

3 3 Servant doulos: enslaved, enthralled, subservient... one pledged or bound to serve (Moulton, 106) Serve: to work for…carry out the duties of… to be used by…function… (Webster) We are commanded to be servants who work Service personified in Jesus (Matt. 20:27-28; Jno. 6:38; 9:4) doulos: enslaved, enthralled, subservient... one pledged or bound to serve (Moulton, 106) Serve: to work for…carry out the duties of… to be used by…function… (Webster) We are commanded to be servants who work Service personified in Jesus (Matt. 20:27-28; Jno. 6:38; 9:4)

4 4 Extent of our Service Our service extends to everyone: To God, Rom. 6:22; 1 Cor. 7:22 To one another, Gal. 5:13 To all, Lk. 10:27, (Gal. 6:10) Our service extends to everyone: To God, Rom. 6:22; 1 Cor. 7:22 To one another, Gal. 5:13 To all, Lk. 10:27, (Gal. 6:10)

5 5 Extent of our Service Genuine servants are… Faithful, 1 Corinthians 4:2 Devoted, Matthew 6:24 Diligent to obey, Luke 17:7-10 Humble, 1 Peter 5:5 Sacrificial, Philippians 2:5-8 Genuine servants are… Faithful, 1 Corinthians 4:2 Devoted, Matthew 6:24 Diligent to obey, Luke 17:7-10 Humble, 1 Peter 5:5 Sacrificial, Philippians 2:5-8

6 6 Service in the Church Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Elders, Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2-3 Diligently, Rom. 12:8 Oversee, feed, tend, protect souls (Heb. 13:17) Desire this good work and qualify yourself (1 Tim. 3:1-7) Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Elders, Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2-3 Diligently, Rom. 12:8 Oversee, feed, tend, protect souls (Heb. 13:17) Desire this good work and qualify yourself (1 Tim. 3:1-7)

7 7 Service in the Church Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Deacons, 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Attend to the needs of the brethren under the direction of the elders, cf. Acts 6:1-6 Commendation for their work of service, 3:13 Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Deacons, 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Attend to the needs of the brethren under the direction of the elders, cf. Acts 6:1-6 Commendation for their work of service, 3:13

8 8 Service in the Church Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Evangelist, 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Command and teach to help save, 1 Tim. 4:11, 16 Train others to teach, 2 Tim. 2:2 Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Evangelist, 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Command and teach to help save, 1 Tim. 4:11, 16 Train others to teach, 2 Tim. 2:2

9 9 Service in the Church Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Teachers and exhorters, Titus 2:2, 6-8 Participate in public worship Invitations and sermons Teach Bible classes Beyond the assembly Service of men includes… (Eph. 4:11-12) Teachers and exhorters, Titus 2:2, 6-8 Participate in public worship Invitations and sermons Teach Bible classes Beyond the assembly

10 10 Service in the Church Service of the women includes… Teachers and exhorters, Titus 2:3-5 Good works and charitable deeds, Acts 9:36 Wives, mothers, grandmothers… Service of the women includes… Teachers and exhorters, Titus 2:3-5 Good works and charitable deeds, Acts 9:36 Wives, mothers, grandmothers…

11 11 Service in the Church Every Christian can serve by… Example of holiness, Matt. 5:16 Teach the lost, Heb. 5:12 Train the saved, Matt. 28:20 Encourage your brethren through your faithfulness, Heb. 10:24-25 Help restore the fallen, Gal. 6:1 Every Christian can serve by… Example of holiness, Matt. 5:16 Teach the lost, Heb. 5:12 Train the saved, Matt. 28:20 Encourage your brethren through your faithfulness, Heb. 10:24-25 Help restore the fallen, Gal. 6:1

12 12 Place of Service for All Ephesians 4:16 Every Christian has ability to serve No vestigial Christians Every Christian expected to serve according to ability, Heb. 5:12; 1 Tim. 3:1, 13; Matt. 25:15, 20-21, Every Christian can grow in ability to serve, 1 Pet. 2:2 (Heb. 5:12) Every Christian has ability to serve No vestigial Christians Every Christian expected to serve according to ability, Heb. 5:12; 1 Tim. 3:1, 13; Matt. 25:15, 20-21, Every Christian can grow in ability to serve, 1 Pet. 2:2 (Heb. 5:12)

13 13 Faithful Servants Matthew 20:25-28 Great in the kingdom Follow the example of Christ Look for work to do – qualify yourself to do it – be diligent in your service (Jno. 9:4) Great in the kingdom Follow the example of Christ Look for work to do – qualify yourself to do it – be diligent in your service (Jno. 9:4)


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