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Monday, March 01, 2010

Christian Service

Yesterday’s sermon in church was about service. The pastor used Hebrews 6: 9-12 for his text. 9But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. 10For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. 11And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience)inherit the promises.

He said in verse 9 the things that accompany salvation are service. That service and salvation always go hand in hand. He asked us how good our relationship was between our salvation and our service, because what good is it to say we know God, but then deny Him with our deeds.

Christians must learn to identify needs and meet them. And we serve in His Name and for His Glory.

Then he asked, “What memory will God have of your ministry?”

I loved this part. He pointed out that God chooses to forget a believer’s sins. But He remembers every act we’ve done for His Glory. Even if we had mixed motives or didn’t do it as well as we hoped he kindly accepts our offerings.
With the unsaved, though, He will remember all their sins because they have chosen to live under the law. God chooses what He will remember and forget based on our salvation.

So, Christians should be filling up the memories with service. And everything we do all day long counts. We should do even the tiniest thing with integrity and in a way that Glorifies God.

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