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Dungannon, VA
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THE GRACE OF SERVING

SCRIPTURE READING
Romans
15:
14. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Key Verses
15. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,

16. That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

17. I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

18. For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

19. Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

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1. The grace of serving is the grace of serving practically.

A. Paul is a perfect testimony that God gives us grace to serve. Look at verses 15 and 16.
B. This kind of serving to the Lord.

2. The grace of serving is the grace of serving spiritually. Look at Romans 12:3.

A. Serving according to spiritual guidelines.
B. Serving according to a sober spirit.

Romans 12:
3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

3. The grace of serving is the grace of serving cooperatively. Look at Galatians 2.

A. The grace of serving together. See verse 9.

Galatians 2:
9. And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
B. The grace of serving effectively. See verse 20.
Galatians 2:
20. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

4. The grace of serving is the grace of serving seriously. See I Corinthians 15:9-10.

I Corinthians 15:
9. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
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THINK IT OVER
God gives us grace to serve Him so that we meet the needs of others now and eternally! My challenge to you is to respond positively to this aspect of His grace.

Sermon Outline November 28, 2021



II Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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WHAT KIND OF CHURCH?

SCRIPTURE READING
I Thessalonians 1:

6. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Key Verse
7. So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

8. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

9. For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

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1. A church is imitators of Christ.

A. Christians should model their lives after Christ.
B. Also, we are to be examples for others.

2. A church is heralds of the gospel.

A. Christians should be spreading the gospel everywhere.
B. The church should have a world vision.

3. A church should be a welcome mat in the community.

A. Hospitality should be encouraged at all times.
B. Christians should be ready to receive and to welcome a returning savior.
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THINK IT OVER
What kind of church are we--what kind of church will we be? Let us be imitators of Christ--our supreme example. Let us be busy broadcasting the gospel both near and far. Let us be open and receptive to one another, to those outside the family of faith, and to the Lord himself.

Sermon Outline November 21, 2021



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