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1 A Call to Serve

2 Presentation by: Father Peter Ebidero
KINGDOM SERVICE Presentation by: Father Peter Ebidero


4 Topics on Kingdom Service
Kingdom Service - It's meaning Service in the Bible. Why does God desire our talents when He can do without them Benefits of Service. How best can we put our talents to use in His House - best way to serve to make heaven


6 1. Kingdom Service - It's Meaning
Service from God's words means employment, duty, responsibility of assigned tasked. After God created Adam, He employed him to serve the garden in Eden. "And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." Genesis 2:15 It means Dedication to duty even when it does not have an meaningful reward - Eliezer Gen.15:1-2 1. Selecting the Bride for the Groom: That's the Job of the Steward 2. The Steward worth his calling must be concerned about what she's presenting to the Groom


8 2. Service in the Bible Joseph Genesis 40,41
Bezeleel and others Exo 36-37 Rahab served the 2 spies sent by Joshua. Josh.2 Hiram King of Tyre 1Kings 5:1-14 Nehemiah and others Served in rebuilding and repairing the wall. Nehemiah 2. Joseph of Arimathea Matt 27:57-60


10 3. Why Does God Desire Our Talents
God uses Service to bring us closer to Him God needs us to reach others. Luke 16:19-31 He uses our service to tell others that he cares for them. Mat 25:35-46


12 4. Benefits of Service. Holy Living Joshua 24:19
All Round Blessings: Exodus 23:25


14 5. How Best can We Put our Talents to Use in His House
Serve with humility as stewards (servants) 1peter 5:5 Serve with the right intention Gen 17:1 Do not promote yourself but Jesus. 2Cor 13:5 Build the community and not destroy it through your service. Galatians 5:13 Serve with love. Galatians 5:13 Pray b4 every service Psalm 37:5 Be conscious of your unworthiness. Eph 2:8-9 Be kind with your words to those you serve. 1cor 4:7

15 Continued… Be in tune with the church's regulations as it relates to your area of service. 1cor 10:32 Be teachable - listen Colossians 4:6 Always realize that you're the doorway unto others (e.g. Greeters at the door) so don't be unto others a stumbling block. Titus 1:8 Be welcoming. 1Peter 4:9


17 Quotes of Pope Francis on Service
...because with us what is highest must be at the service of others Let us never forget that authentic power is service You tell us that to love God & neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are dear brothers & sisters, the face of Jesus. These two criteria are like the pillars of true love: deeds, & the gift of self (in service)


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