Service is called sacrifice Ė it is spiritual. The spirit was never given for selfish gain. It is for service to others. Service is a sacrifice done selflessly, not begrudgingly or out of obligation, but out of love. Loving service is an important aspect of spiritual growth. It gets your eyes off yourself and your problems and onto helping others.
The world magnifies self. The highest/most important people get served rather than serving in love. Luke 22:24-27
EVERYONE has something to give, not just a few. I Peter 4:8-11
I Corinthians 12:14-27
Each and every one received a gift. Everyone has something to give. We are members of one body. Every single member is needed. Even if you donít believe that youíre needed, it doesnít change the truth of Godís Word.
What keeps a person volunteering? John 6:66-69 Ė ďLord to whom shall we go?Ē
Service is an important aspect of spiritual growth. Itís not about YOU. It gets you out of yourself and into thinking of others. Ephesians 4:15; Philippians 2:3-7; Luke 10:38-42
We are to serve out of love. Galatians 5:13
Romans 12: 1Service is called sacrifice. It is spiritual. It takes a growing up in Christ to serve in love and get your mind off yourself. In love, we are to serve. Our service is to be a spiritual service, not out of obligation, not for our identity, and not for money or anything else. Itís not about you; itís about serving God, doing Godís will, growing up in Christ.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
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