Articles Tagged 'Service'

Playing Second Fiddle?

Playing Second Fiddle?

Why is it so hard to not be the one recognized?

Russ Lawson describes why it is hard and important to be willing to play second fiddle in the Lord's orchestra.

Action!

Action!

Does faith really show itself with actions?

Patrick Odum shares his experience on a backlot production center and compares a practical set with a facade and applies it to our spiritual life.

Helpfulness

Helpfulness

So what can you do to make yourself a blessing to others?

Rubel Shelly shares insights on being helpful and how it's part of our being created in the image of God.

God's Gift of Family Grace

God's Gift of Family Grace

Sometimes the biggest story at church is not one you know!

Phil Ware shares a Mothers' Day story of God's grace and the reunion of a family brought together through adoption.

The Unmentioned Essentials

The Unmentioned Essentials

Do you notice the folks around you who are the true heroes?

Phil Ware shares about two people passing from life and how their quiet lives of service were essential to the work of God's Kingdom.

That He Might Be Glorified

That He Might Be Glorified

How can such a disaster be a time for glorifying God?

Donna Riggs shares how God used a snow storm to prevent disaster for her church family.

Captured by Grace

Captured by Grace

Can you be captured by freedom and grace?

Phil Ware uses the climactic moment in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" where he is told to "earn it" to emphasize the difference between grace and obligation.

How Do We Measure Success?

How Do We Measure Success?

What is your unit of measurement?

Bill Sherrill challenges us to judge our success based on our hearts and our service.

Showing God's Love

Showing God's Love

What can you do to show it?

Alan Smith shares a story about Doug Nichols in India while he was in a sanatarium and how his service opened the door to his evangelism.

Free to Serve

Free to Serve

Set free and yet we still serve?

Paul Faulkner reminds us of our freedom in Christ to serve and find God's blessing.

More than a Fork in the Road

More than a Fork in the Road

How our simply service makes a difference in everything!

Phil Ware reminds us of an old story describing heaven and hell and how the difference between the two is whether or not people serve each other.

Why Do I Go to Church?

Why Do I Go to Church?

Is it about going to worship?

Sarah Stirman says she doesn't go to church to worship God, so what does she go for?

A Choice

A Choice

Do I really have a choice in my day?

Tom Norvell talks about the struggles of moving and the way people in customer service promise more than they can deliver.

Navigating by GPS

Navigating by GPS

How are our children going to find their way?

Lisa Mikitarian shares the time she invested in working her son through a discussion about the importance of God guiding, but our ability to make our choices and take responsibility for our actions.

Specialty of the House

Specialty of the House

Why can't this also be our specialty?

Rubel Shelly talks about Starbucks and their emphasis on customer service and how we need to emulate their desire to greet help others.

What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

How do you honor a servant who is not trying to be noticed?

Phil Ware talks about a university honoring students for their acts of service and it leads him to wonder how we honor God's servants today.

Work as Witness

Work as Witness

Can my daily work actually be sacred work?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that for Christians all of life is a place of sacred activity, especially our work.

Servin' Safari

Servin' Safari

Now what are we hunting on this one?

Patrick Odum reminds us that we shouldn't get weary in doing kind acts of service simply because we can't see the results, because do good is a result all by itself.

The Care and Feeding of Christian Servants

The Care and Feeding of Christian Servants

Why do we not take care of ourselves in our service to others?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that if we are going to keep being a servant to Christ and others, then we've got to care for ourselves and replenish what we are depleting in our service to others.

The Who's Who that Really Matters

The Who's Who that Really Matters

So how do I get my name in this book?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that God's book of Who's Who is only filled with those who are servants.

How Beautiful

How Beautiful

How beautiful are your hands?

Sarah Stirman reminds us that when we use our hands to serve the Lord, we are seen as beautiful and he gives us strength to serve him.

The Jesus Vibe: Servant

The Jesus Vibe: Servant

So who wants to go get a towel and a water basin?

Phil Ware reminds us that the Jesus vibe is about being a servant and helping others, but he also reminds us that there are powerful memories in the Lord's Supper to help remind us of this thought.

Thanks Dad!

Thanks Dad!

How can you honor your dad this week in a significant way?

Phil Ware describes how his dad was great and how he taught his family how to love and stand up for kids.

Vulnerably Successful

Vulnerably Successful

Why is it so hard to let folks minister to us?

So often, ministers and pastors won't let others minister to them, but we need to minister and be ministered to, we need to bless and be vulnerable so we can be blessed.

Who's the Boss of You?

Who's the Boss of You?

Isn't it funny how we don't want to have any bosses?

A simple road trip and quarreling kids leads to a reminder that we must all yield our hearts to the Lord as our "boss"!