This Is Home – We’re A Serving Church

Pastor Jason Burns

April 11, 2021

1 Corinthians 12:1  //  Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.

  1. God created you to serve.

Ephesians 2:10 NLT  //  For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

  • Poiema

1 Peter 2:9 MSG  //  But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work.

1 Peter 2:5  //  You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

  1. God gifted you to serve.
  2. God changes you when you serve.

Philippians 2:3-4  //  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

  • “Leave your crown in the garage”
  1. God uses you when you serve.
  2. God rewards your serving.

Galatians 6:9-10  //  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Matthew 27:24  //  When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"

John 13:3-5  //  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

  • You can wash your hands of the responsibility or you can pick up the responsibility.

Matthew 20:26  //  Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.