Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mere service

A church that challenges its members to live as servants centered on the gospel invites people to serve continually in all the places where they live, for as long as they live. Serving is connected to the gospel and is to be encouraged in homes , neighborhoods, workplaces, and the church.

Chandler, Matt; Geiger, Eric; Patterson, Josh (2013-11-26). Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (Kindle Locations 1192-1194). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 

It is not enough to serve or to encourage service. Our service is a response to His service to us. Service
without connection to the gospel fails. If it doesn't, then what is the difference between the message of the gospel and the message of the local Rotary Club? God does not honor mere service, he honors those who are responding to the service of His Son.

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