We glorify God by making disciples of all nations
Our disciple making process;
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from flove, any gparticipation in the Spirit, any haffection and sympathy, 2 icomplete my joy by being jof the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from kselfish ambition or lconceit, but in mhumility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you nlook not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 oHave this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 pwho, though he was in qthe form of God, did not count equality with God ra thing to be grasped, 7 but semptied himself, by taking the form of a tservant, ubeing born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by vbecoming obedient to the point of death, weven death on a cross. 9 xTherefore yGod has zhighly exalted him and bestowed on him athe name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus bevery knee should bow, cin heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and devery tongue confess that Jesus Christ iseLord, to the glory of God the Father.
SERVE to be like Jesus.
Serving teaches/reminds us that its isn’t about me/you.
1 Peter 4-8-10
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since qlove covers a multitude of sins. 9 rShow hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 sAs each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, tas good stewards of God's varied grace...
Ephesians 4: 11-12
And mhe gave the napostles, the prophets, the oevangelists, thepshepherds and teachers, 12 qto equip the saints for the work of ministry, for rbuilding up sthe body of Christ….
We belong alongside.
Serving takes scripture memory to a memory of living out scripture!
We serve as a response to God’s love, not a requirement/restitution for God’s love.
Who served to invest in you?________________________________
How are you serving to invest in others/the kingdom? ______________________________
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