s20090927m_How To Use My Freedom to Serve Others
How To Use My Freedom to Serve Others
1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. 13But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Galatians 5:1 and13
1 Peter 4.7-11
God Frees Me To Serve Others …..
· So I Can [Pray Tough Prayers] For Them.
The end of all things is near. Therefore, be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Verse 7
18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18
· So I Can [Cover their Faults] With Love.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Vs. 8
15“If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. Matthew 18:15
· So I Can [Offer To Meet their Needs] Without Griping.
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Verse 9
Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13
· So I Can [Use The Spirit’s gifts] To Benefit them.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. Verse 10
4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 7Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
God Purpose to Free Me to Serve Others is that He
[May Be Praised forever Through Jesus]
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen Verse 11
key: Pray tough prayers, Cover their faults, Offer to meet their needs, Use the Spirit’s gifts, May be praised forever through Jesus.