Inner Life: Serving 1
Inner Life (#107)
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Serving 1 - God Values Who We Are

In Serving 1, we discover how much more God values who we are than what we do. The service that He desires is an overflow of the life of Christ from within us, for this is the only type of fruit that will last. We learn what it means to serve Christ through righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit and that obeying God’s Word requires sacrifice and having a listening ear and teachable spirit. We must be utterly dependent upon God in our service, not trusting in our own wisdom and strength but constantly seeking His wisdom, with an attitude that says, “Lord, I can do nothing by myself. I have nothing in and of myself. Please help me. Let me hear and obey Your voice.” The ‘fruit’ that God is looking for in our ministry is not the same as worldly success but rather the fruit of obedience to the will of the Father.

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Serving 1 - God Values Who We Are (Part A)

Serving 1 - God Values Who We Are (Part B)

1. Luke 1:74-75 (NIV)
to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
2. Romans 14:17-18 (NIV)
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.
3. Isaiah 50:4-6 (AMP)
The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away. I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
4. Acts 6:3 (ESV)
Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.
5. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
6. Psalm 90:17 (ESV)
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.
7. 1 Corinthians 2:3-5 (NIV)
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
8. Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV)
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’