Matthew 28: 18-20 Full authority has been given to me, both in heaven and on earth, GO therefore and make disciples of all nations. BAPTIZE them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit – Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you and I will be with you always till the end of time.
1 Peter 2:9 You are a chosen a race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people he claims for His own to proclaim the glorious works of the One who called you from darkness into His own marvelous light
John 12:26 Whoever wants to serve Me must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant will be and My Father will honor anyone who serves Me
Acts 1:8 You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes to you and you will be my witnesses even to the ends of the earth
What the Holy Spirit does within us? Gives power Helps us to pray Reveals God’s wisdom to men Provides attraction to scripture Gives wisdom and knowledge
Who are qualified to serve? Men of faith Obedient & disciplined With a servant’s heart A prayerful person Need of counsel Humble Lives an exemplary life Has love for neighbor
If I am not, then who is qualified? What shall I do?
What to do? Trust in the Lord Seek guidance Seek wisdom Seek advice
Spiritual Gifts Wisdom Knowledge Faith Healing Miracles Prophecy Discernment Tongues Interpretation of tongues Roman 12:4-8 Administration Teaching Preaching Generosity 1Peter 4:10-11 Speaking Helping Eph 4:10 Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors Service Other GIFTS
3 Ways of receiving service from the Lord As a PRIVILEGE As a DUTY As a REWARD JOHN 15:16 You did not choose me. It was I who chose you and sent you to go and bear much fruit that will last. And everything you ask the Father in my name, He will give you.
Promises!!! 1 Cor 3:8 God rewards each one according to the work he has done Matt 25:21 Well done, you good and faithful servant said his master. You have been faithful in managing small amounts so I will put you in charge of large amounts. Come and share my joy! Matt 10:42 You can be sure that whoever gives even a drink of cold water to one of the least of my followers, because he is My follower, will surely receive a reward.