Presentation on theme: "S ERVICE. “even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28."— Presentation transcript:
“even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
S ERVICE P ROJECT Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, with Therapy Dog - Maggie
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, [a] with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. a Romans 12:6-9
Service Ideas Prayer Chains Phone Calls Paperwork Giving Listening
Good for your Health Research shows that those who demonstrate more altruistic social interest tend to enjoy higher levels of mental health, above and beyond the practical benefits of receiving help and other known psychospiritual, stress, and demographic factors that you would expect. –About.com
Like an apple a day – Helping and praying for others everyday keeps the doctor away!
We are Called to Serve “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh [a] ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”a Galatians 5:13
A local beauty giving food for her fellow kids for Mecosta county Angels of Action “No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank, diary of Anne FrankAnne Frankdiary of Anne Frank
HUSTON! We have a problem
Genesis 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. Exodus 20:8-10 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates…” Rest
Human BE-Ings vs. DO-Ings And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things
“Be still, and know that I am God."
Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?
PRAY P RAY continuously. The Lord will guide your path. If you question what to do, P RAY, if you question what not to do, P RAY, if you question whether to take it easy, P RAY.
Dear Lord, Please help me to serve you. Show me what that means. I ask that you guide me as to how I can glorify your name and use whatever strengths I have today to serve you best. I submit to your guidance and will. If that means giving, serving, resting or reading your Word lord I am your humble and willing servant. Please use me today according to your wishes.